Reflection 4: “Mary and the Church’s pilgrimage of Faith”
Encyclical Redemptoris Mater “Mother of the Redeemer”
Today’s Opening Prayer
The Marian prayer of Saint John Paul II
Heavenly Father, Mother of the Redeemer, with great joy we call you blessed. In order to carry out His plan of salvation, God the Father chose you before the creation of the world. You believed in His love and obeyed His word. The Son of God desired you for His Mother when He became man to save the human race. You received Him with ready obedience and undivided heart.
Enable all to meet Christ, the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Sustain us, O Virgin Mary, on our journey of faith and obtain for us the grace of eternal salvation. O clement, O loving, O sweet Mother of God and our Mother, Mary!
Pray two Hail Mary’s……