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MEMORIAL OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH, JUNE 06, 2022



A reading from the holy Gospel according to Jn 19:25-34


Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home. After this, aware that everything was now finished, in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I thirst.” There was a vessel filled with common wine. So they put a sponge soaked in wine on a sprig of hyssop and put it up to his mouth. When Jesus had taken the wine, he said, “It is finished.” And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit. Now since it was preparation day, in order that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the sabbath, for the sabbath day of that week was a solemn one, the Jews asked Pilate that their legs be broken and they be taken down. So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and then of the other one who was crucified with Jesus. But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs, but one soldier thrust his lance into his side, and immediately Blood and water flowed out.


REFLECTION

“Behold, your mother.”


The Blessed Virgin Mary is Mother of the Church. She has a special relationship with the Church and her priests. Mary is the Mother of the head of the Mystical Body, the Mother of Christ, and of all the faithful and the pastors.


The power of the Most High overshadowed her when she said "yes" to the Incarnation. She was present on Pentecost having the first retreat/novena with the apostles in the Upper Room in anticipation of the coming of the Holy Spirit. She is very close to us and leads us to her Son.


Pray the Rosary, meditating on her life and the life of her Son, Jesus. Mother Mary will never fail us, because as a good Mother, she wants all her children to be with her Son.



God Bless You.

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