God created man in his image;
in the divine image he created him;
male and female he created them.
God blessed them, saying:
“Be fertile and multiply;
fill the earth and subdue it.
Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air,
and all the living things that move on the earth.”
-Today’s Reading, Genesis 1:27, 28
Sweet and holy Mary, Immaculate Conception, at Lourdes you came and reminded us that we were formed in the Divine Image of God, Himself. Throughout your life on earth, you conformed yourself to the Divine Image, not only in your person, but in your will. Since ascending into heaven, you have prayed for and comforted us, your children on earth, endlessly – again living the Divine Will and conforming yourself to the Divine Image. Young Joey Cronin now reflects the Divine Image of your Holy Son in His passion. We ask you to join us in praying that your Holy Son will raise Joey up again in this life and lead him to be a sign of hope to all he encounters. Let him and all of us exercise the dominion God has given us over all things on earth with the Lord’s same tender mercy and care, that we may all be raised up to Him in the fullness of time.