Thursday, 1 January 2009

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God and the beginning of a New Year.

"As Catholics, we firmly believe in the incarnation of our Lord: Mary conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Lk 1:26-38 and Mt 1:18-25) Through her, Jesus Christ ... entered this world, taking on human flesh and a human soul. Jesus is true God and true man. In His person are united both a divine nature and a human nature."

"Mary did not create the divine person of Jesus, who existed with the Father from all eternity. "In fact, the One whom she conceived as man by the Holy Spirit, who truly became her Son according to the flesh, was none other than the Father's eternal Son, the second person of the Holy Trinity. Hence the Church confesses that Mary is truly 'Mother of God' (Theotokos)" (CCC, No. 495)."

More on Mary, Mother of God from Fr William Saunders writing here for EWTN).

At the beginning of this New Year, we ask God's blessing on our parish and on our readers.

Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.


Khoi said...

"Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God"
Many thanks for your prayers and your insight on Mary, Mother of God, the Son.

fidelisjoff said...

Thank you Father. It is strange how many people think that Jesus did not exist prior to His incarnation. Sound teaching. Well done, Father!