Reflection 3: “In Faith”
Encyclical Redemptoris Mater “Mother of the Redeemer”
Encyclical Reflection 2
In Faith, Mary devotes herself to the work of her son, Jesus
Redemptoris Mater, 13
“In faith she entrusted herself to God without reserve and “devoted herself totally as the handmaid of the Lord to the person and work of her Son.” And as the Fathers of the Church teach-she conceived this Son in her mind before she conceived him in her womb: precisely in faith! Rightly therefore does Elizabeth praise Mary: “And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”
May your moments today be moments ‘In faith’. Be more attentive to how your faith reflects Mary and ‘the person and work of her Son’. Growing deeper in Mary leads us deeper in the mission of Christ for others.