Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Isaiah 61: 9-11
61:9 And they will know their offspring among the nations, and their progeny in the midst of the peoples. All who see them will recognize them: that these are the offspring whom the Lord has blessed.
61:10 I will rejoice greatly in the Lord, and my soul will exult in my God. For he has clothed me with the vestments of salvation, and he has wrapped me in the clothing of justice, like a groom arrayed with a crown, and like a bride adorned with her jewels.
61:11 For as the earth brings forth its seedlings and the garden produces its seeds, so will the Lord God bring forth justice and praise in the sight of all the nations.
The Holy Gospel According to Luke 2: 41-51
|2:41||And his parents went every year to Jerusalem, at the time of the solemnity of Passover.|
|2:42||And when he had become twelve years old, they ascended to Jerusalem, according to the custom of the feast day.|
|2:43||And having completed the days, when they returned, the boy Jesus remained in Jerusalem. And his parents did not realize this.|
|2:44||But, supposing that he was in the company, they went a day’s journey, seeking him among their relatives and acquaintances.|
|2:45||And not finding him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking him.|
|2:46||And it happened that, after three days, they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, listening to them and questioning them.|
|2:47||But all who listened to him were astonished over his prudence and his responses.|
|2:48||And upon seeing him, they wondered. And his mother said to him: “Son, why have you acted this way toward us? Behold, your father and I were seeking you in sorrow.”|
|2:49||And he said to them: “How is it that you were seeking me? For did you not know that it is necessary for me to be in these things which are of my Father?”|
|2:50||And they did not understand the word that he spoke to them.|
|2:51||And he descended with them and went to Nazareth. And he was subordinate to them. And his mother kept all these words in her heart.|