Encyclical   Redemptoris Mater     “Mother of the Redeemer”

Reflection 1: “Unique Grace”

Encyclical Moments of Reflection

Take a few moments now to quietly reflect on the two questions below

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Read again Mary’s words, “be it done unto me according to they word”.

In Mary’s response, what do you seek to emulate in your life and relationship with God?

(Is it her openness, willingness, acceptance, or something other?)


Reflect for a moment on these words from the encyclical, “she devoted herself totally..to the person and work of her Son…serving the mystery of redemption”.

In this encyclical quote what do you think the Church is trying to help us realize about the role of Mary as a ‘Mediator’ in our relationship with Jesus Christ?

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