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The Mystery of Jesus’ Infancy and Hidden Life: The Preparation

The coming of God’s Son to earth is an event of such immensity that God willed to prepare for it over centuries. He makes everything converge on Christ: all the rituals and sacrifices, figures and symbols of the “First Covenant”. He … Continue reading

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Mary’s Virginal Motherhood 2

The deepening of faith in the virginal motherhood led the Church to confess Mary’s real and perpetual virginity even in the act of giving birth to the Son of God made man. In fact, Christ’s birth “did not diminish his mother’s … Continue reading

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Mary’s Virginal Motherhood 1

Called in the Gospels “the mother of Jesus”, Mary is acclaimed by Elizabeth, at the prompting of the Spirit and even before the birth of her son, as “the mother of my Lord”. In fact, the One whom she conceived as … Continue reading

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The Immaculate Conception

To become the mother of the Saviour, Mary “was enriched by God with gifts appropriate to such a role.” The angel Gabriel at the moment of the annunciation salutes her as “full of grace”. In fact, in order for Mary to be … Continue reading

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MARY MOTHER OF THE EUCHARIST

Prayer to Mary, Mother of the Eucharist Hail Mary, sweet Mother of the Eucharist. With sorrow and much love, You have given us your son Jesus while hanging from the Cross. We, weak creatures, anchor ourselves to You to be … Continue reading

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Remember, O most Virgin Mary

“Many things,” says Nicephorus, “ are asked from God, and are not granted: they are asked from Mary, and are obtained.” And how is this? It is “because God has thus decreed to honor his Mother.” St. Bridget heard our … Continue reading

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Never Perish

Mary says in the words applied to her by the Church, He that hearkeneth to me shall not be confounded; that is to say, he that listeneth to what I say shall not be lost. On which St. Bonaventure says, … Continue reading

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The best road

It is noteworthy that true and perfect devotion to Mary brings us Jesus, our one Goal, by the best road, the road that is most glorious, the road chosen and traveled by Himself to come to us. St. Bernard calls … Continue reading

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You never go too far in loving her

Our Lady is God’s masterpiece of love, of every love God has instilled in creatures — motherly love, filial love, spousal love, virginal love. St. Maximilian M. Kolbe ventured to say that the Immaculate is the quasi- incarnation of the … Continue reading

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Love and knowledge

Love requires first of all that we know the person who is loved. Hence we must instruct ourselves about Our Lady, otherwise we would offer her only a sentimental, blind love. The better we know Our Lady, the more our … Continue reading

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