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Mary, the Mother of God. Catholic Inspiration

Since from the beginning of time the plan of salvation included the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the Cross, we thus understand that Mary’s role as the Mother of God was present as well.  Chosen by God, her acceptance of the angel Gabriel’s announcement reveals her as the first disciple; her role as Mother of the Messiah reveals her as a Mother to all disciples.  May her example inspire us to draw near to her Son!

Mass Readings – Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

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Daily Mass: The birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Church celebrates the birth of Mary out of gratitude for her cooperation with God’s plan of salvation through Jesus Christ.  As we remember the Mother of God today, may we continue to open our hearts – cooperating with God’s plan for our lives as the Lord’s disciples.

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The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

Gospel Reading – The Queenship of Mary – Luke 1:26-38

Mary’s “fiat” to the angel Gabriel cooperates with God’s plan of salvation.  Mary serves as our example, Mother, intercessor and guide.  She’s also the Queen of Heaven, and through her witness we are inspired to draw near to her Son.

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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mary’s assumption into Heaven reveals her crucial role in the Church.  As the Mother of God her “fiat” to the Angel Gabriel proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and her fidelity to God’s will as she stood at the Cross offers us a profound example as we strive to live our faith in the midst of difficulty.

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The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mary and Elizabeth – pregnant with Jesus and John the Baptist – meet and rejoice at the goodness of the Lord.  Both women knew hardship, yet their faith inspires us to see God at work…in good times and in bad.

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Photo Credit: The Nativity Story, 2006.


The Octave of Christmas: Mary, the Mother of God. Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – The Octave of Christmas: Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God

Our knowledge of Mary flows from our knowledge of her Son, and her example teaches us how to be living witnesses in the face of adversity as we continue to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world.

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Holy Day: The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Fr. Andrew’s Holy Day Mass Homily

Mass Readings – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mary’s “yes” to God offers us an example, for as she participated in God’s plan of salvation so we, too, have a daily opportunity to let the Lord’s work be done through our words and actions.

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Madonna and Child with Sts. Mary Magdalene, John the Baptist, Francis of Assisi, Catherine of Alexandria, Cosmas and Damien; Botticelli; 1470; Uffizi; Florence, Italy.