Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Her gaze, our gaze...

   Solemnity of the Holy Mother of God
and World Day of Peace
January 1
Brothers and Sisters:  When the fullness of time had come,
God sent his Son, born of a woman... ~ Galatians 4:4

“And is not the enraptured gaze of Mary
as she contemplated the face of the newborn Christ
and cradled Him in her arms that unparalleled
model of love which should inspire us
every time we receive Eucharistic communion?"

Pope Bl John Paul II


Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and for ever.
~ Communion Antiphon, Today's Liturgy

Giovanni Battista Salvi de Sassoferrato (1600s)
“We serve a Mother who seems to grow more beautiful
as new generations call her blessed."  ~ GK Chesterton

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