UNBORN WORD of the day


Newly conceived Jesus acknowledged by John the Baptist
April 24, 2008, 10:44 pm
Filed under: Pope Benedict XVI, Unborn Jesus

In his address to the conference on The Human Embryo in the Pre-Implantation Phase, Pope Benedict XVI points out that at the Visitation, when Jesus had been conceived only a few days earlier (therefore in the pre-implantation phase) His presence was perceived by another unborn baby, John the Baptist.

“As it is easy to see, neither Sacred Scripture nor the oldest Christian Tradition can contain any explicit treatment of your theme. St Luke, nevertheless, testifies to the active, though hidden, presence of the two infants.

He recounts the meeting of the Mother of Jesus, who had conceived him in her virginal womb only a few days earlier, with the mother of John the Baptist, who was already in the sixth month of her pregnancy: ‘When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leapt in her womb’ (Lk 1: 41).

St Ambrose comments: Elizabeth ‘perceived the arrival of Mary, he (John) perceived the arrival of the Lord, the woman the arrival of the Woman, the child, the arrival of the Child’ (Comm. in Luc. 2: 19, 22-26).”

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI
TO THE PARTICIPANTS AT THE 12th GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE PONTIFICAL ACADEMY FOR LIFE AND CONGRESS ON “THE HUMAN EMBRYO IN THE PRE-IMPLANTATION PHASE”

Clementine Hall
Monday, 27 February 2006


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I am an MD it has allways been so helpfull to understand the hollines of conception, of when and how babies percive what goes on out here and in momies feelings, also that that particular comment of Saint Luke makes me know that it could only be known by another person especcially a man, it is a wonan·s experence no one else coul have known it, also makes me think in the spciall importance and mission in this world, as brothers of Christ,we also have a speccial mission in Gods plan, in that case Jesus our savior, in Jhons he had to pave the way, I thin and meditate all this, it is so great so beautifuul , so touching, when working with children of 13 or under pregnant and looking for abortion, it mskes me so profoundly sad.Thanks a lot. God Bless.
forgive my english terrible…. soy mexicana

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