In the beginning, God created time and He created us to live our earthly lives "in" time. By entering time and redeeming us in it, Christ sanctified time. Through the rhythmic praying of the Divine Office and the perpetual re-presentation of the Holy Sacrifice, the Church continues to sanctify each day and all of human activity. Though it is impossible to be formally praying at ever second, there are many ways of participating in the sanctification of time. When the convent clock chimes the hour, a quiet murmur of "I take thee for my all" and the response "Give me thy heart, O Mary" may be heard among the Sisters laboring together. This simple aspiration is a small way for us to renew our intention to do all for Jesus through Mary. It is an act of love given to the God of love, an act of confiding trust in the maternal intercession of Our Lady with her Son.
"God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day and the darkness he called Night" (Genesis 1:4-5).
O Mary Immaculate, obtain for us the grace to continually praise God through our prayers and actions!