Pondering Mary, Mother of God

Pondering Mary, Mother of God

On January 1st of each year, the Church celebrates Mary as Mother of God.  What is provocative about this feast day is our belief that Mary is not only mother of Jesus the man, but also of His divine nature, for his humanity and divinity are inseparable.  The Father gave Christ to humanity—in human form—through Mary.  What we celebrate today is that within Mary’s physical body, divinity and humanity merge into one. 

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Rediscovering the Angelus

Rediscovering the Angelus

When I was in Kindergarten, my teacher was Sister Angela. She had copper-colored hair that peeked out from beneath her veil and intense black eyes that sometimes hid her gentle nature. She always called the children by their full names, and she would not let us color with a black crayon because “it’s a sad color.” 

However, the strongest memory I have of Sister Angela is that she taught a roomful of five-year-olds how to pray the Angelus.

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