More on the Mary of the Bible, her Magnificat, the Nativity, the Visitation, the exile in Egypt, and Pentecost. She had an orientation to interior reflection as well as an impulse to help others:
46. Mary was a young woman whose heart overflowed with joy (cf. Lk 1:47), whose eyes, reflecting the light of the Holy Spirit, looked at life with faith and treasured all things in her youthful heart (cf. Lk 2:19.51). She was energetic, ready to set out immediately once she knew that her cousin needed her. She did not think about her own plans, but went “with haste” to the hill country (Lk 1:39).
Mary joined with others as well, both in the communities of family and the disciples of her son:
47. When her young son needed protection, Mary set out with Joseph to a distant land (cf. Mt 2:13-14). She also joined the disciples in awaiting the outpouring of the Holy Spirit (cf. Acts 1:14). In her presence, a young Church was born, as the apostles went forth to give birth to a new world (cf. Acts 2:4-11).
These cover some of the mysteries of the Rosary, an opportunity to reflect on our interior life as well as how we join with others, and even with Mary, in furthering the mission of Jesus. Thoughts?
For reference in full, Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation is on this link at the Vatican site.
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