MARY, OUR MOTHER

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The spiritual Mother of all humanity




* November 11 - Paul VI declares the Virgin Mary "Mother of the Church" (1964) * The spiritual Mother of all humanity  ----- A Moment with Mary --

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November 11 - Paul VI declares the Virgin Mary "Mother of the Church" (1964)

The spiritual Mother of all humanity 


Madonna del Popolo (Madonna of the people) by Federico Barocci, 1579 (Wikipedia)
Pope Benedict XVI, in his homily for the Solemnity of the Mother of God, on January 1, 2007, said the following about Mary’s exceptional motherhood:

"As Mother of Christ, Mary is also Mother of the Church, which my venerable Predecessor, the Servant of God Paul VI chose to proclaim on 21 November 1964 at the Second Vatican Council. Lastly, Mary is the Spiritual Mother of all humanity, because Jesus on the Cross shed his blood for all of us and from the Cross he entrusted us all to her maternal care."

Indeed, on November 21, 1964, at the end of the 3rd Session of the Vatican Council, Pope Paul VI proclaimed the Virgin Mary "Mother of the Church":

"To the glory of the Virgin Mary and for the consolation of us all, we proclaim Mary the Holy Mother of the Church, that is, of the whole People of God, of the faithful and their Pastors, and we wish that henceforth the Blessed Virgin be honored and invoked with this title by all the Christian people."

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Pope Paul VI