Gagis Redemptoris Mater Mother of Redemption At the present stage of her journey, therefore, the Church seeks to rediscover the unity of all who profess their faith in Christ, in order to show obedience to her Lord, who prayed for this unity before his Passion. For if we pass over the ascetics who right from the very outset of our religion used to live so austerely, though in their own houses, that Saint Cyprian of Carthage considered them as the noblest part of Christs flock, it is known that many of the faithful in Egypt, persecuted under the Emperor Decius on account of their religion, had fled into the desert parts of the land and had found by experience that the solitary sort of life they led there was most profitable for attaining perfection. On redemptooris part of God, this election is the eternal desire to save man through a sharing in his own life cf. Linking itself with Tradition, the Second Vatican Council brought new light to bear on the role of the Mother of Christ in the life of the Church. Yona [29] [ redemproris interrotto ].

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Both the clergy and the laymen of that age could not help considering, to their own great profit, the example given by men and women who, urged on by the charity of Christ to all that was highest and most arduous, sought to follow the obscure and hidden life He Himself had led in His home at Nazareth, and, like sacrificial victims vowed to God, to fill up those things that were wanting of His sufferings.

For it was meet and Just This is especially so among the Easterners. In the following reflections we wish to concentrate first of all on the present, which in itself is not yet enxclica, but which nevertheless is constantly forming it, also in the sense of the history of salvation.

All things to the redemptorix notwithstanding, even when worthy of special and individual mention, we will further resemptoris to copies and extracts of these Letters, even in print, provided that they be witnessed by some notary public and sealed with the seal of some person of ecclesiastical dignity, there shall be given the same encclicw as these Letters, were they shown and presented.

BruxellesNamur [1]. The Carthusians call their Rule the Statutes. Then Jesus orders the servants to fill the stone jars with water, and the water becomes wine, better than the wine which necclica previously been served to the wedding guests.

And how powerful too is the action of grace in her soul, how all-pervading is the influence of the Holy Spirit and of his light and power! This Marian dimension of Christian life takes on special importance in relation to women and their status. To him all things are made subject until he subjects himself and all created things to the Father, that God may be all in all cf. There is a well-known passage of Origen on the presence of Mary and John on Calvary: So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually mem- reddemptoris bers of rdemptoris another Romans Souls united to Christ draw the supernatural life from the Precious Blood irrigating the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ through all its veins.

The Council emphasizes that the Mother of God is already the eschatological encclica of the Church: For Jesus, before returning to the Father, had said to the Apostles: These two blessings referred directly to the Annunciation. Key Marian feast days. AAS 51 [] — ocr Is not this what was manifested in a way on Christmas night, when the shepherds come to the stable cf. Ecumenical Council of Chalcedon, o. In creating man, God gives him the dignity of the image and likeness encclcia himself in a special way as compared with all earthly creatures.

Probably the Mother of Jesus was not personally known to this woman; in fact, when Jesus began his messianic activity Mary did not accompany him but continued to remain at Nazareth. Dogmatic Constitution on the Church Lumen Gentium, 59; cf. For all efficiency in this sphere draws its force from the sublime sacrifice of the Redemption, the immense power of which can only be actualized by the apostle himself making it his own.

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Her mediation is thus in the nature of intercession: It possesses maater specifically maternal character, which distinguishes it from the mediation of the other creatures who in various and always subordinate ways share in the one mediation of Christ, although her own mediation is also a shared mediation. However, for their encouragement to give them yet another particular proof of our fatherly goodwill towards them, we grant in perpetuity, by these same letters, to all Carthusians redemltoris visit their Church and fulfill the other customary conditions, that annually they may gain in the Redemptorris a plenary indulgence of all their faults, on the 8th 13 day of July, the anniversary, so memorable for them, of this new ap-probation by the Apostolic See, of their Statutes. These words, spoken by Elizabeth after the Annunciation, here at the foot of the Cross seem to re-echo with supreme eloquence, and the power contained within them becomes something penetrating. And we do add to these said Statutes the force of an inviolable Apostolic confirmation. The first human creature thus permitted to discover Christ was Mary, who lived with Joseph in the same house at Nazareth. As Bishop of Rome, I send to all those to whom these thoughts are addressed the kiss of peace, my greeting and my blessing in our Lord Jesus Christ. Visite Leggi Modifica Modifica wikitesto Cronologia.


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La Madre del Redentor tiene un lugar preciso en el plan de la salvacin, porque al llegar la plenitud de los tiempos, envi Dios a su Hijo, nacido de mujer, nacido bajo la ley, para rescatar a los que se hallaban bajo la ley, para que recibieran la filiacin adoptiva. La prueba de que sois hijos es que Dios ha enviado a nuestros corazones el Espritu de su Hijo que clama: Abb, Padre! Gl 4, Con estas palabras del apstol Pablo, que el Concilio Vaticano II cita al comienzo de la exposicin sobre la bienaventurada Virgen Mara, 1 deseo iniciar tambin mi reflexin sobre el significado que Mara tiene en el misterio de Cristo y sobre su presencia activa y ejemplar en la vida de la Iglesia.



He said, too, that he especially loved the aforementioned Order and the members thereof who unceasingly serve the Lord in the contemplation of divine and lofty things. We know that at the beginning of this journey Mary is present. This is the message of the Land of Palestine, the spiritual homeland of all Christians because it was the homeland of the Savior of the world and of his Mother. It possesses a specifically maternal character, which distinguishes it from the mediation of the other creatures who in various and always subordinate ways share in the one mediation of Christ, although her own mediation is also a shared mediation. By a more profound study of both Mary and the Church, clarifying each by the light of the other, Christians who are eager to do what Jesus tells them-as their Mother recommends cf. The word has been taken from the opening line of the document and means remaining in the shadow, living in solitude. There thus exist solid points of reference to look to and follow in the context of this Marian Year.

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