Monday, January 01, 2007

Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

Mary, Mother of God
The following is from St. Michael's Center for the Blessed Virgin Mary

On January 1, the Church commemorates the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God- the greatest title of Mary. This feast in the oldest Marian feast of the church of Rome and it celebrates Mary's vocation to be the mother of Jesus Christ. Through Mary, Jesus Christ entered this world, taking on human flesh and a human soul. Jesus is true God and true man. In His person are united both a divine nature and a human nature. Mary is in every history with Jesus and by her intercession
we obtain all necessary graces to our life. Besides, being the Mother of God, Mary assumed the mother of all humanity working and helping all those who seek her. So when we look at the image of the Virgin Mary we felt an encouragement in our heart which fortifies our spirituality and comfort our soul. It is the fragrance of the immense and grandiose love.


Prayer for Mary, Mother of God

God our Father, may we always profit by the prayers of the Virgin Mother Mary, for you bring us life and salvation through Jesus Christ her Son who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

3 comments:

Tito said...

This was really nice, thanks for posting this Esther.

FloridaWife said...

I thought we had 11:00 mass here and I show up at the church and there's no one!! I missed today and I really wanted to go!

It was nice to read your post. Kind of helps me since I got the mass times for today wrong.

Esther said...

Glad you liked it Tito.

Sorry Elizabeth! If we hadn't gone to the 7am Mass at another church, we would have missed Mass to. I thought it was at our parish but it was at our co-parish.