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Lumen Fidei 60

The final section of Lumen Fidei calls upon the intercession of Mary: 60. Let us turn in prayer to Mary, Mother of the Church and Mother of our faith. Mother, help our faith! Open our ears to hear God’s word … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 59

A deep Marian spirituality can inform and deepen a believer’s faith: 59. We can say that in the Blessed Virgin Mary we find something I mentioned earlier, namely that the believer is completely taken up into his or her confession … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 58

Saint Luke gets us started with some last words that reflect on the Blessed Mother, under the heading of “Blessed is she who believed (Lk 1:45).” 58. In the parable of the sower, Saint Luke has left us these words … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 57

There’s an important caution in LF 57, namely that faith does not give all the answers to the turmoil of mortal life. 57. Nor does the light of faith make us forget the sufferings of this world. How many men … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 56

We’ve largely looked at faith in a positive perspective thus far. What of faith when it is tested? Two sections explore “Consolation and strength amid suffering.” Saint Paul’s second letter to Corinth is a classic text of a saint’s faith … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 55

Yesterday we left off with the encouragement for people to keep in mind Christ’s incarnation and the Paschal Mystery. What does that give us? The ability to penetrate a bit more deeply into the universe, and move from the sin … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 54

Let’s examine with Pope Francis “A light for life in society,” in which the consideration of the family widens to the greater human community: 54. Absorbed and deepened in the family, faith becomes a light capable of illumining all our … Continue reading

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