MARY, OUR MOTHER

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

With Mary, the most beautiful things for families are yet to come




* September 2 – Our Lady of Stinging Nettles (Germany, 1441)  * With Mary, the most beautiful things for families are yet to come ----- A Moment with Mary --

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September 2 – Our Lady of Stinging Nettles (Germany, 1441) 

With Mary, the most beautiful things for families are yet to come


On July 6, in Ecuador, Pope Francis, in his homily on the Wedding at Cana, invited us to give Mary a place:

"Mary is attentive… in the course of this wedding feast, she is concerned for the needs of the newlyweds. ... Mary is not a “demanding” mother, nor a mother-in-law who revels in our lack of experience, our mistakes and the things we forget to do. …"

"But Mary… approaches Jesus with confidence: this means that Mary prays… she places the problem in God’s hands. …She teaches us to put our families in God’s hands; she teaches us to pray, to kindle the hope which shows us that our concerns are also God’s concerns," the Pope said.

The miracle was possible "because a woman–the Virgin Mary–was attentive, left her concerns in God’s hands and acted sensibly and courageously." And this announces that the "finest wines are yet to be tasted; for families, the richest, deepest and most beautiful things are yet to come. The time is coming when we will taste love daily, when our children will come to appreciate the home we share, and our elderly will be present each day in the joys of life…"

Pope Francis - Homily, Holy Mass for Families, Samanes Park, Guayaquil (Ecuador), July 6, 2015