Although it is Sunday, October 20th has always been a special day because it was Mater's feast. From the days when we had pink gouter (when in boarding school that meant pink lemonade and pink icing on the cupcakes), until I was Sacristan at Mater's Chapel in Rome with the original Mater bestowing so many graces on all who came to visit, this day is one of sitting with Mater in silence and listening to her when she shares some of her intimacy with God. God prepared her to be the mother of His Son and of all of us.
I wonder what she thought when Jesus told the parable of the unjust judge found in today's Gospel (Luke 18: 1-8). Jesus was trying to make his listeners aware that they needed to pray without ceasing. God really hears our prayers and answers them when we do not grow weary and give up.