07 September, 2011

Mary, Mother of Jesus, Our Mother

When Jesus saw His mother,
and the disciple whom He loved standing near,
He said to His mother, "Woman, behold, your son!"
Then He said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother!"
And from that hour, the disciple took her to his own home.
(John 19:26-27)

Catholics meditate on Mary only in the light of Christ. Jesus Christ is the heart of the Church. It was St. Catherine of Siena, who lived during the fourteenth century, who said that "All the way to heaven is heaven, because Christ is the Way."

The one thing she did is the one thing that we all have to do, namely, to bear Christ into the world." Our joy is that Mary did this as a human, "as a lay person and through the ordinary daily life that we all live.

(photos: maryourmother.net)

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