Reflection 5: “Mary’s Motherhood”
Encyclical Redemptoris Mater “Mother of the Redeemer”
Encyclical Reflection 3
Mary’s ‘maternal charity’ for our lives.
Redemptoris Mater, 45
“Entrusting himself to Mary in a filial manner, the Christian, like the Apostle John, “welcomes” the Mother of Christ “into his own home”130 and brings her into everything that makes up his inner life, that is to say into his human and Christian “I”: he “took her to his own home.” Thus the Christian seeks to be taken into that “maternal charity” with which the Redeemer’s Mother “cares for the brethren of her Son,”131 “in whose birth and development she cooperates”132 in the measure of the gift proper to each one through the power of Christ’s Spirit.”
Reflect for a moment how your heart through this mini-retreat has developed a greater desire for Mary to be part of your journey as a disciple of Christ. As the ‘Redeemer’s Mother’ she is here to help guide you along your pathway of salvation.
Pray: Mary, I entrust my life to you as my ‘spiritual Mother’.
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Are you ready for your next journey?
I am grateful you have invited me along your journey of Discipleship with Christ. I pray this mini-retreat has led you into a deeper relationship with Mary and guided you closer to Christ.
If you would like to experience another mini-retreat may I suggest “The Holy Spirit’s role in the Life of the Church”. This is another Encyclical letter from Saint John Paul II.