“This child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel…

Friday of the Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time
First Friday

Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted (and you yourself a sword will pierce) so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”

— Luke 2:34–35


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