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Liturgical day: October 11th: St. Soledad Torres Acosta, religious

Gospel text (Lk 10,25-37): A teacher of the Law came and began putting Jesus to the test. And he said, «Master, what shall I do to receive eternal life?». Jesus replied, «What is written in the Scripture? How do you understand it?». The man answered, «It is written: ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength and with all your mind. And you shall love your neighbor as yourself’». Jesus replied, «What a good answer! Do this and you shall live» (…).

St. Soledad Torres Acosta, religious (1826-1887)

Fr. Miguel BONET Nicolau
(Barcelona, Spain)

Today, we celebrate the "dies natalis" of St. Maria Soledad Torres y Acosta, her birth to eternal life. Mother Soledad had this perception to serve the sick in his own home, in his own environment. This was her charisma, the grace of the Spirit that obliged her and which the Servants of Mary maintain. Pope Francis insists on the need to go to the existential peripheries, where human beings suffer moral and physically, to boost them from the prostration, in the style of Christ, who came here, searching what was lost. Mother Soledad and the Servants of Mary know how to see in the sick, the sufferings of Christ in His members, as the Apostle Paul would say.

—«I was sick and I you visited me (...) »: this key principle stirred mother Soledad. And the Church proposes it as an example to emulate, while knowing that we are following the footsteps of Christ, the Good Samaritan. We, as Mother Soledad did, should spend our life together with the wounded and sick man for his salvation, while knowing that by doing this we serve the very Son of God.