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Lumen Gentium 62

In our site’s 2,000th post today we continue reading the relationship of Mary with believers: This maternity of Mary in the order of grace began with the consent which she gave in faith at the Annunciation and which she sustained … Continue reading

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Lumen Gentium 61

A bit more today on Mary’s role in the Church and amongst other believers. Notably, that she is our Mother not only because of the image of Jesus as the Brother of the believers, but because her first witness to … Continue reading

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Lumen Gentium 60

Part three of Lumen Gentium’s epilogue, “On the Blessed Virgin and the Church” leads off with a reminder that Christ is the “one Mediator.” There is but one Mediator as we know from the words of the apostle, “for there … Continue reading

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Lumen Gentium 59

Readers today are reminded of the infalliable Marian doctrines. Remember that Christians have long held in faith the witness of grace in the Immaculate Conception and the Dormition/Assumption of Mary. These were not theological insights dropped from heaven in 1854 … Continue reading

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Lumen Gentium 58

The seed of John Paul II’s luminous mysteries are described, in addition to Mary’s participation in the Passion of her Son. In the public life of Jesus, Mary makes significant appearances. This is so even at the very beginning, when … Continue reading

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Lumen Gentium 57

The evangelist Luke presents Mary in a unique way and this tradition is recounted by the council: This union of the Mother with the Son in the work of salvation is made manifest from the time of Christ’s virginal conception … Continue reading

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Lumen Gentium 56

Vatican II covers the witness of the early bishops and theologians of the Church on Mary, familiar ground for solid Catholics: The Father of mercies willed that the incarnation should be preceded by the acceptance of her who was predestined … Continue reading

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