Tuesday, 1 January 2019

# Feast # Mary

Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God


The 1st of January is the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. This feast celebrates the Motherhood of Our Lady to Jesus. The title “Mother of God” is a translation of the Latin “Mater Dei” which is a rendering of the Greek title Θεοτόκος (Theotokos), which means “Bearer of God.”

The 1st of January is the last day of the Christmas Octave. This feast originated in the 7th century where the Latin Church pays honour to Mary as Our Lord’s Mother. It is also the 8th day after Jesus was born and when He was circumcised in the temple and given the name “Jesus” which means “God Saves.”

Image: La vierge aux raisins by Pierre Mignard (17th C)

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Our Lady of Medjugorje

March 18, 2019 Message to Mirjana

My children, as a mother, as the Queen of Peace, I am calling you to accept my Son so that He can grant you peace of soul - that He can grant you that which is just, which is good for you. My children, my Son knows you. He lived the life of man, and at the same time of God: a wondrous life-human flesh, divine Spirit. Therefore, my children, while my Son is looking at you with His eyes of God, He penetrates into your hearts. His tender, warm eyes are looking for Himself in your heart. My children, can He find Himself [there]? Accept Him, and then the moments of pain and suffering will become moments of tenderness. Accept Him, and you will have peace in [your] soul - you will spread it to all those around you - and this is what you now need the most. Heed me, my children. Pray for the shepherds, for those whose hands my Son has blessed. Thank you.

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