Monday, May 03, 2010

May is the Month of Mary

Speaking yesterday in Turin the Holy Father said:
"The Virgin Mary is she who more than any other contemplated God in the human face of Jesus," he said. "She saw him as a newborn when, wrapped in swaddling clothes, he was placed in a manger; she saw him when, just after his death, they took him down from the cross, wrapped him in linen and placed him in the sepulcher."

The Pontiff said that within her "was impressed the image of her martyred Son; but this image was then transfigured in the light of the Resurrection."

"Thus," he reflected, "in Mary’s heart was carried the mystery of the face of Christ, a mystery of death and of glory. From her we can always learn how to look upon Jesus with a gaze of love and of faith, to recognize in that human countenance, the Countenance of God."
How can we understand being a disciple without loving her the most devoted of disciples?
How can we understand Grace without loving her who is full of Grace?
How can we understand the Church without loving the Mother of the Church?
How can we understand devotion to Christ without loving Her who was loved by Him first?

Sedes Sapientiae - Ora Pro nobis


Michael said...

During Mary's Month, Aid to the Church in Need UK is holding its Annual Walsingham Pilgrimage of Grace – Saturday, 22nd May 2010, Feast of Saint Rita of Cascia

Please join us as Aid to the Church in Need remembers suffering Christians around the world with our 2010 Pilgrimage to the Roman Catholic National Shrine in Walsingham.

ACN is organising coaches from London Victoria. Should parishioners wish to join us at Walsingham, travelling independently or, perhaps, organising coaches from their locality they are very welcome to do so.

For those who would like to join us on this Pilgrimage and would like more information a booking form is downloadable from the ACN website at the following link. You could also contact us on 020 8642 8668.

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