Mary was slave to Tertullus, a Roman senator, a Christian from her cradle, though the only person in that great family who was favored with that grace. She prayed much and fasted frequently, especially on all the idolatrous festivals. This devotion displeased her superstitious mistress; but her fidelity, diligence, and approved probity endeared her to her master.
Fr. Rick’s Two-Minute Homily for Wednesday, 1st Week in Advent December 6, 2023, Matthew 15:29-37 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/120623.cfm NEVER HUNGER. HOW IS THAT? A few years ago,