UNBORN WORD of the day


Teacher in the Womb
October 14, 2008, 9:54 pm
Filed under: Pope Benedict XVI, Saints, Unborn Jesus

“Didn’t the Virgin Mary do the will of the Father? I mean, she believed by faith, she conceived by faith, she was chosen to be the one from whom salvation in the very midst of the human race would be born for us, she was created by Christ before Christ was created in her. Yes, of course, holy Mary did the will of the Father. And therefore it means more for Mary to have been a disciple of Christ than to have been the mother of Christ. It means more for her, an altogether greater blessing, to have been Christ’s disciple than to have been Christ’s mother. That is why Mary was blessed, because even before she gave him birth, she bore her teacher in her womb.”

From  Mary, a disciple of Christ, St. Augustine,  Sermon 72/A, 7

So much can be gained by reflecting on the way Mary learned from Jesus! From her very first “fiat”, through the long, ordinary years of the hidden life, as she brought up Jesus, or when at Cana in Galilee she asked for the first sign, or when finally on Calvary, by the Cross, she looked on Jesus, she “learned” him moment by moment. Firstly in faith and then in her womb, she received the Body of Jesus and then gave birth to him. Day after day, enraptured, she adored him. She served him with solicitous love, singing the Magnificat in her heart.

From: Pope Benedict, XVI in Poland May 26, 2006 VIAGGIO APOSTOLICO DI SUA SANTITÀ BENEDETTO XVI IN POLONIA (25-28 MAGGIO 2006) (V) , 26.05.2006


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