USCCB - (NAB) - November 21, 2007:
"Reading 1 2 Mc 7:1, 20-31
It happened that seven brothers with their mother were arrested and tortured with whips and scourges by the king, to force them to eat pork in violation of God’s law.
Most admirable and worthy of everlasting remembrance was the mother, who saw her seven sons perish in a single day, yet bore it courageously because of her hope in the Lord."
Today we offer a prayer of gratitude for Our Blessed Mother, and for all earthly mothers.