Mother of God

Mother and sleeping Child, with angels

Click on the link below to hear my homily for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Homily, December 31, 2013

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2 Responses to Mother of God

  1. Will says:

    An excerpt from the Holy Father’s homily about the Mother of God:

    Our pilgrimage of faith has been inseparably linked to Mary ever since Jesus, dying on the Cross, gave her to us as our Mother, saying: “Behold your Mother!” (Jn 19:27). These words serve as a testament, bequeathing to the world a Mother. From that moment on, the Mother of God also became our Mother! When the faith of the disciples was most tested by difficulties and uncertainties, Jesus entrusted them to Mary, who was the first to believe, and whose faith would never fail. The “woman” became our Mother when she lost her divine Son. Her sorrowing heart was enlarged to make room for all men and women, all, whether good or bad, and she loves them as she loved Jesus. The woman who at the wedding at Cana in Galilee gave her faith-filled cooperation so that the wonders of God could be displayed in the world, at Calvary kept alive the flame of faith in the resurrection of her Son, and she communicates this with maternal affection to each and every person. Mary becomes in this way a source of hope and true joy!

  2. Will says:

    The Church’s beauty and wisdom never ceases to amaze me. On the first day of the new year the Church honors Mary, the Mother of God. The Church recognizes various saints throughout the year, but our most prominent saint is honored first. In the midst of man’s celebration of the new year, the Church wants us to take a moment and honor our Spiritual Mother. First things are important.

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