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Mary, Mother of Jesus
 


The Virgin Mary, who believed in the word of the Lord, did not lose her faith in God when she saw her Son rejected, abused and crucified. Rather she remained beside Jesus, suffering and praying, until the end. And she saw the radiant dawn of his Resurrection. Let us learn from her to witness to our faith with a life of humble service, ready to personally pay the price of staying faithful to the Gospel of love and truth, certain that nothing that we do will be lost.

 
Angelus Address
Castel Gandolfo
13 September 2009

 
 
 
Mary, Mother of Jesus
 


The Virgin Mother, is the "way" that God prepared for himself in order to come into the world. With all her humility, Mary walks at the head of the new Israel in its exodus from all exile, from all oppression, from all moral and material slavery, toward the "new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells" (2 Pt 3: 13). Let us entrust to her maternal intercession the expectation of peace and salvation of the people of our time.

 
Angelus Address
St Peter's Square
7 December 2008

 
 
 
Mary, Mother of Jesus
 


The Virgin Mary, during her apparition of 3 March 1858, first taught Bernadette to know her smile, this being the most appropriate point of entry into the revelation of her mystery.
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Homily
Basilica, Our Lady of the Rosary
Lourdes, France
15 September 2008

 
 
 
Mary, Mother of Jesus
 


Wherever there is reciprocal acceptance, listening, making room for another, God is there, as well as the joy that comes from him...Let us emulate Mary, visiting all those who are living in hardship, especially the sick, prisoners, the elderly and children.

 
Angelus Address
St Peters Square
23 December 2012

 
 
 
Mary, Mother of Jesus
 


The Virgin Mary, who did not communicate to the world an idea, but Jesus the Incarnate Word, is an unparalleled model of evangelization. Let us invoke her with trust so that, in our time too, the Church may proclaim Christ, the Savior.

 
Angelus Address
St Peter's Square
23 December 2007

 
 
 
Mary, Mother of Jesus
 


Because of her unique relationship with the Incarnate Word, Mary was fully Ďopení to the Lordís love; in her heart she was constantly listening to his word.

 
Angelus Address
Castel Gandolfo
9 September 2012

 
 
 
Mary, Mother of Jesus
 


At the dawn of Easter, Mary became the Mother of the Risen One, and her union with him is so profound that wherever the Son is present the mother cannot be absent.

 
Regina Caeli
San Giuliano Park - Mestre
8 May 2011

 
 
 
Mary, Mother of Jesus
 


The Gospel says nothing about the Mother of the Lord, of Mary; but Christian tradition rightly likes to contemplate her while with joy greater than anyone else, she embraces her divine Son, whom she had held close when he was taken down from the Cross. Now, after the Resurrection, the Mother of the Redeemer rejoices with Jesus' 'friends', who constitute the newborn Church.

 
Regina Caeli
Castel Gandolfo
9 April 2007

 

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