A Solemnity to the World’s First Love

In his homily, the Holy Father reminded us that we are all under the protection of the Mother who was to us all by Jesus, the Lord.

“No longer is anyone a servant, but we are all children of the same Father, brothers and sisters together. The Holy Mother of God not only visited these people, but she chose to remain with them. She left her sacred image mysteriously imprinted on the “tilma” (or cloak) of her messenger in order that we might keep in mind the symbol of Mary’s covenant with these people, conferring her spirit and tenderness.” Homily, 12/12/14

How can we fail to love the one whom the Lord Jesus loved so perfectly? After all, it was through her that we learn of God’s ultimate humility as he gave himself to her, entrusted her to care for him, and looked to her to grow into maturity. As Mary left her image to be venerated by the Americas, how do we imprint her into our own lives? Our lives must magnify the Lord in the same manner Mary continues to demonstrate for this is the true Christian Vocation, this the manner of utter holiness. So it’s more than just an imprint, it’s the call for all of us to trust in God through the Virgin.


Here’s  a clip of the Holy Father celebrating the Eucharist in Rome.


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