Scripture meditation: You have remitted the gift of your people; you have forgiven all their sins. You have held back all your wrath; you have not lashed out with anger. Psalms 85:3-4
Reflection: Mary, every Virgin, is a true Mother of Mercy, who disposes Jesus to clemency. As a consoler of the human race, she never ceases to pour out before Him her prayer for the salvation of the faithful crushed by the weight of their sins.
Pope St. Pius V (1504-1572AD)
Mini-Bio: pope: (1566-1572) Alexandrian; reformed the clergy with his friend St. Charles Borromeo. Made at least two meditations a day on bended knees in presence of the Blessed Sacrament. He instituted for the first Sunday of October the feast of the Rosary.
Prayer: O Mary, you continually plead for us before the throne of your Divine Son. Help me to show my gratitude for His mercy toward me by striving to avoid all sin in the future.