UNBORN WORD of the day


Church Teaching Regarding the Unborn Christ Child
October 19, 2007, 10:23 pm
Filed under: The Incarnation

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“The conception and birth of Jesus Christ are in fact the greatest work accomplished by the Holy Spirit in the history of creation and salvation…”Pope John Paul II , The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church and the World (#50)

“John was “filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother’s womb” by Christ himself, whom the Virgin Mary had just conceived by the Holy Spirit. Mary’s visitation to Elizabeth thus became a visit from God to his people.” Catechism of the Catholic Church (717)

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In the Visitation episode, St Luke shows how the grace of the Incarnation, after filling Mary, brings salvation and joy to Elizabeth’s house. The Saviour of men, carried in his Mother’s womb, pours out the Holy Spirit, revealing himself from the very start of his coming into the world…. St Luke also seems to invite us to see Mary as the first “evangelist”, who spreads the “good news”, initiating the missionary journeys of her divine Son. Pope John Paul II, General Audience, , October 2, 1996

In assuming human nature he has united to himself all humanity in a supernatural solidarity which makes of it one single family. Vatican II, Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity (#8)


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