Monday, January 01, 2007

Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God

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The Mother of God
by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.


We address Our Lady as Mother of God every time we recite the Hail Mary, and say, “Holy Mary, Mother of God.” This title is at once the most fundamental Marian profession of our Catholic faith, and the most endearing in Catholic piety.

Unless Mary is, indeed, the Mother of God, no other title, certainly no superlative title of the Blessed Virgin would have any meaning; and because she is God’s Mother, every title we might give her as the noblest of God’s creatures pales by contrast with this one, Mater Dei.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Carmel said...

Happy feast day to you and 2007, it's really nice to start this year with a feast such as this one!

10:41 PM  
Blogger Saint Peter's helpers said...

Happy New Year to you Carmel!

9:31 PM  

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