UNBORN WORD of the day

July 15, 2010, 2:10 am
Filed under: Papal Quotes, Unborn Jesus

Maria in der Hoffnung,  Cistercian Abbey of St. Mary Star, Panschwitz-Kuckau

In three separate encyclical letters Pius XII commented on the life, identity and glory of the Unborn Christ Child.  In our last post we quoted from Mystici Corporis (On the Mystical Body of Christ).

Today, we will quote from two other encyclical letters of this saintly pope.

From his November 1947 encyclical  Mediator Dei (On the Sacred Liturgy): #17

#17: No sooner, in fact, ‘is the Word made flesh’ than He shows Himself to the world vested with a priestly office, making to the Eternal Father an act of submission which will continue uninterruptedly as long as He lives: “When He cometh into the world He saith….’behold I come….to do Thy will’.”(Ref. Heb 10:7; 10:5-7)

Munchen, Stadtmuseum

From his May 1956 encyclical Haurietis Aquas (On Devotion to the Sacred Heart): #’s , 57*, 63 .

57.  “And finally – and this in a more natural and direct way – it is the symbol also of sensible love, since the body of Jesus Christ, formed by the Holy Spirit, in the womb of the Virgin Mary, possesses full powers of feelings and perception, in fact, more so than any other human body.”

#63:  The adorable Heart of Jesus Christ began to beat with a love at once human and divine after the Virgin Mary generously pronounced Her “Fiat”; and the Word of God, as the Apostle remarks: “coming into the world, saith, ‘Sacrifice and oblation thou wouldst not; but a body thou hast fitted to Me; holocausts for sin did not please thee. Then said I, “Behold I come”; in the head of the book it is written of Me, “that I should do thy will, O God!’”…In which will we are sanctified by the oblation of the body of Jesus Christ once.” (Ref. Heb 10:5-7, 10)

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