My sweet and beautiful Mother Mary, when Jesus was twelve years old, you went to the festival as usual. On your return you discovered He was not with you, you thought He was with the group. It was three days before you
found him. He was sitting in the Temple with the Jewish Teacher, listening and asking questions. How awful dear Mother to not know where your child is. What worry and anxiety you and Joseph must have experienced. After three days you found Him safe and well
in the Temple with the Jewish Teachers listening and asking questions. How wonderful to find your Son, Jesus Christ, what joy you both must have experienced. I pray that parents who find lost children will give glory, thanks and praise to God for their safe
return. For those who never find their missing child, I pray that you will wrap your mantle around them and God will give them the grace and strength to cope. Jesus was found in the Temple, listening and asking questions, I pray for children who will listen
to no one and as a result fall on hard times. I pray for their parents who have to deal with the consequences. Upon finding Jesus, beloved Mother, you entered into peaceful dialogue, you expressed how you and Joseph felt and all ended well. Jesus went back
with you to Nazareth and was obedient. Help families who do not know how to communicate peacefully with each other and who end up hurting themselves. Jesus grew both in body and in wisdom, and He gained favour with God and men. I pray that all children will
listen like Jesus, will learn to be obedient to their parents, grow in body and wisdom and may they also gain favour with God. Amen.