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Thursday, August 06, 2015

The Marian foundation of all the "mysteries of light"




* August 6 - Transfiguration – Our Lady of Mercy (Italy)  * The Marian foundation of all the "mysteries of light" ----- A Moment with Mary --

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August 6 - Transfiguration – Our Lady of Mercy (Italy) 

The Marian foundation of all the "mysteries of light"


In these mysteries, apart from the Miracle at Cana, the presence of Mary remains in the background. 

The Gospels make only the briefest reference to her occasional presence at one moment or other during the preaching of Jesus (cf. Mk 3:31-5; Jn 2:12), and they give no indication that she was present at the Last Supper and the Institution of the Eucharist.

Yet the role she assumed at Cana in some way accompanies Christ throughout his ministry. The revelation made directly by the Father at the Baptism in the Jordan and echoed by John the Baptist is placed upon Mary's lips at Cana, and it becomes the great maternal counsel which Mary addresses to the Church of every age:

“Do whatever he tells you” (Jn 2:5). This counsel is a fitting introduction to the words and signs of Christ's public ministry and it forms the Marian foundation of all the “mysteries of light.”

Saint John Paul II
Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae, On the Rosary, Excerpt from Chap II, § 21

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