Statue of the Virgin Mary

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (January 1, 2020)

Today is the solemnity of “Mary, Mother of God.” Our church’s veneration of Mary goes back to our beginnings. At Christmas we celebrate the Word of God made flesh. Today we celebrate God blessing us through Mary, who was the means by which that Word took flesh among us. Through Mary we came to experience the Numbers’ blessing, for in Christ, her son, God’s face shines on us; is gracious to us and gives us peace. The Numbers’ blessing has been made flesh for us through Mary’s response to God. …

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