August 15, 2023 (Tuesday)
Let us all remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Gospel Luke 1,39-56
In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she entered the
house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe
leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and she exclaimed with a loud cry,
“Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted me, that
the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears,
the babe in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of
what was spoken to her from the Lord.” And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices
in God my Savior, for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all
generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.
And his mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his
arm, he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts, he has put down the mighty from their
thrones, and exalted those of low degree; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has
sent empty away. He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, as he spoke to our
fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity forever And Mary remained with her about three months, and
returned to her home.
Mother Mary is a role model for us all. Having just received the news that she was to be the Mother of
God, she forgot about herself and set out in haste to meet the needs of her cousin Elizabeth who also had
learned that she was to have a child, the New Testament prophet John. We are called to listen to the
needs of those around us and like Mary do all we can to respond to these needs. Luke’s Gospel has been
called the Gospel of Prayer. We hear those familiar words of the Hail Mary, “Most blessed are you among
women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.” We also hear the words of the Magnificat, “My soul
proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my saviour. The Mighty One has done great
things for me.” Let us take time today to thank God for the gift of his Mother, Mary, and give thanks for all
the good things that God has done for us. Lasallian Guiding Principle: (Br. Mark Mckeon, FSC)
Lasallian Guiding Principle:
LGP states that, the spirit of faith is a “spirit that allows one to discover God’s active presence in his Word,
in men and women, in the poor, in nature, in history, and in ourselves.” As a man of faith and prayer, St.
John Baptist De La Salle was able to discern God’s will for him. He carried God’s salvation to the children
of France through human and Christian education. Like Mary, he said “yes” to God’s will and he
succeeded. After 300 years lasallians continue our founder’s mission. May our faith and loving concern for
the last, the lost, and the least grow and bear much fruit. (Neil Stephen G. Benter)
Synod on Synodality Prayer
We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us, Make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.
All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.
St. John Baptist de La Salle, pray for us.
St. Miguel Febres Cordero, pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts, forever!
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
C. (n.d.). Daily Gospel. Retrieved June 22, 2020, from https://dailygospel.org/M/AM/DLSU ITS, DLSU STRATCOM, DLSU IRPA. (n.d.). Guiding Principles of the Philippine Lasallian Family.
Retrieved June 22, 2020, from http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/inside/lasallian-guiding-principles/default.asp
Prepared by Pratik, Sati D., College of Humanities and Sciences- BS Biochemistry Student, through the DLSMHSI Lasallian Mission and Linkages and Advancement, Campus Ministry, and Chaplaincy
Our Daily Lasallian Gospel, Prayer and Reflection is a DLSMHSI gift to the Lasallian family for the 2019 Celebration of the Year of Vocation and the Tercentenary celebration of the death of our founder SJBDLS.