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Blessed Virgin Mary

He has her eyes

A simple question. Does Jesus have Mary’s eyes? Does he have her smile? Does he have that same odd expression she makes when she can’t quite get the jelly jar open? Jesus, Son of God and son of Mary, likely did and does look like his mother. What does that, something so simple and so familiar and so quotidian, mean for us?

Mary: an icon of human destiny in Christ

Mary shows us our own destiny as children of God and as heirs with Christ of the promises of the Father. The Blessed Virgin shows us what it looks like to be a finite creature wrapped, by grace and faith and love, in God’s own eternity.

Mary’s yes to God

While among Christians Jesus has escaped his detractors, his mother still carries the weight of human detraction, or perhaps worse still types of adoration that rob her of her humanity.

Fiat

Christopher Wells: “I stop what I am doing, stand, and pray for the grace to be made worthy of the promises of Christ.”

Trinitarian palimpsest

“I’ve grown attached to reading 2 Cor. 13:14 through the lens of three images, apportioning its triune blessing among them.”

With Mary on Ecumenism’s Trail

By Peter Doll • There has been a sea change in the understanding of Mary in the Church in the last generation.

Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones

How worship with the saints reflects to us the image of God

The Hail Mary and Corpus Christi

Derek writes: 1.) What is doctrinally wrong with the Hail Mary in regards to asking for prayer? How is it different than me asking you for the same? 2.) Why is Eucharistic Adoration frowned upon?

Second Annunciation

By Jon Adamson When Mary spoke in the Magi’s tongue, she declared the Good News of salvation that was to come to the ends of the earth.

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