REDEMPTORIS MATER Pope john paul ii’s sixth encyclical letter, issued on the feast of the Annunciation (March 25) in , presaging the Marian year. Redemptoris Mater is a papal encyclical written by Pope John Paul II in explicating the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings on Mariology. and holy man for his master in the school of Rheims, later on, when he was Pope, Carta Encclica Divini Redemptoris – Pio XiDocuments.
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The Church, the People of God present in all the nations of the earth Therefore, why should we not all together look to her as our common Mother, who prays for the unity of God’s family and who “precedes” us all at the head of the long line of witnesses of faith in the one Lord, the Son of God, who was conceived in her virginal womb by the power of the Holy Spirit? This marked redemptori beginning of Christianity in the territories of what was then called Rus’, and subsequently in other territories of Eastern Europe.
Part of a series on the. This she did, knowing not man but overshadowed by the Holy Spirit. It is also appropriate to mention the icon of Our Lady of Vladimir, which continually accompanied the pilgrimage of faith of the peoples of ancient Rus’. Hence when she is being preached and venerated, she summons the faithful to her Son and his sacrifice, and to redsmptoris for the Father. It flows from her divine motherhood and can be understood and lived in faith only on the basis of the full truth of this motherhood.
In this central place, she who belongs to the “weak and poor of the Lord” bears in herself, like no other member of the human race, that “glory of grace” which the Father “has bestowed on us in his beloved Son,” and this grace determines the extraordinary greatness and beauty redemptofis her whole being.
As the People of God, the Church makes her pilgrim way towards eternity through faith, in the midst of all the peoples and nations, beginning from the day of Pentecost.
She is therefore blessed, because “she has believed,” and continues to believe day after day amidst all the trials and the adversities of Jesus’ infancy and then during the years of the hidden life at Nazareth, where he “was obedient to them” Lk.
However, it is not difficult to see in that beginning a particular heaviness of heart, linked with a sort of night of faith”-to use the words of St. Jesus is the Savior, he is “a light for revelation” to mankind.
By the mystery of the Assumption into heaven there were definitively accomplished in Mary all the effects of the one mediation of Christ the Redeemer of the world and Risen Lord: On the threshold of the new millennium or 2,th birthday of the Son sncclica God incarnate, the Holy Father reflects on the salvation history of the Bible in the light of a meditation on Mary’s unique role in our redemption as a “New Eve” or companion of Christ.
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Thus is fulfilled the prophecy of the Magnificat: Second Vatican Ecumenical Council. As I announced at the beginning of the New Year “We desire to reconfirm this universal inheritance of all the Sons and daughters of matrr earth. Dogmatic Constitution on the Church Lumen Gentium, 59; cf. The Marian dimension of the life of a disciple of Christ is expressed matee a special way precisely through this filial entrusting to the Mother of Christ, which began with the testament of the Redeemer on Golgotha.
Encvlica Coptic and Ethiopian traditions were introduced to this contemplation of the mystery of Mary by St. Gli alunni di questi istituti ricevono la stessa formazione filosofica e teologica degli altri seminaristi della diocesi.
The Sovereign Pontiff refers to it again some months later in an obvious allusion enccliac in the Apostolic Letter Monacho-rum Vita Revision and approbation of the Constitutions of the Cister- 3 cians Acts of the Holy See. So we, though many, redemptris one body in Christ, and individually mem- 2 bers of one another Romans This is Elizabeth’s joyful discovery: For “no one knows the Son except the Father” Mt. And rdemptoris Church was assiduous in prayer together with her, and at the encclia time “contemplated her in the light of the Word made man.
In this she confirmed that she was a true “disciple” of Christ, who strongly emphasized that his mission was one of service: When Mary enters, Elizabeth replies to her greeting and feels the child leap in her womb, and being “filled with the Holy Spirit” she greets Mary with a loud cry: Bernardi Opera, V, Built by Christ upon the Apostles, the Church became fully aware of these mighty works of God on the day of Pentecost, when those gathered together in the Upper Room “were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” Acts 2: Although the students receive the same theological formation as the other seminarians of the diocese, they go in mission for about two years during formation.
In their midst Mary was “devoted to prayer” as the “mother of Jesus” cf. But each in his own order: Mary is definitively introduced into the mystery of Christ through this event: Thus, in her new motherhood in the Spirit, Mary embraces each and every one in the Church, and embraces each and every one through the Church.
The same Apostle and Evangelist, after reporting the words addressed by Jesus on the Cross to his Mother and to himself, adds: In the following reflections we wish to concentrate first of all on the present, which in itself is not yet history, but which nevertheless is constantly forming it, also in the sense of the history of salvation.
The divine messenger had spoken of what had been accomplished in Elizabeth in order to answer Mary’s question. The angel had said to her then: This is the message of the many churches in Rome and throughout the world which have been raised up in the course of the centuries by the faith of Christians.
The Church, which from the beginning has modelled her earthly journey on that of the Mother of God, constantly repeats after her the words of the Magnificat.
Mary knows she has conceived and given birth to him “without having a husband,” by the power of the Holy Spirit, by the power of the Most High who overshadowed her cf. God’s salvific giving of himself and his life, in some way to all creation but directly to man, reaches one of its high points in the mystery of the Incarnation.
Mary guides the faithful to the Eucharist. In qua quidem Constitutione legimus ampla a decessore eodem Nostro tributa Cartusiensibus viris praeconia, quae eo maiorem habent gravitatem, quod a Pontifice ob sanctissimam vitam inlustri profecta sunt: With good reason, then, at the end of this Millennium, we Christians who know that the providential plan of the Most Holy Trinity is the central reality of Revelation and of faith feel the need to emphasize the unique presence of the Mother of Christ in history, especially during these last years leading up to the year Mary, who by the eternal will of the Most High stands, one may say, at the very center of those “inscrutable ways” and “unsearchable judgments” of God, conforms herself to them in the dim light of faith, accepting fully and with a ready heart everything that is decreed in the divine plan.
Thanks to this special bond linking the Mother of Christ with the Church, there is further clarified the mystery of that “woman” who, from the first chapters of the Book of Genesis until the Book of Revelation, accompanies the revelation of God’s salvific plan for humanity. At fixed hours of the day and of the night they assemble in the monastic church, to chant the divine office singing the whole of it viva et rotunda voce with a voice that is lively and full according to the very ancient Gregorian melodies of their choir books, and with the accompaniment of no musical instrument.
If this is the case, how can Mary “know the Son”?
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Following the example of Mary, who kept and pondered in her heart everything relating to her divine Son cf. This will lead to the one Church of Christ singing her Magnificat, which continuously “re-echoes” in her heart as she recites the Canticle of Mary at Vespers each day.
Concerning the predestination of Mary, cf. The man at the foot of the Cross is John, “the disciple whom he loved. As Bishop of Rome, I send to all those to whom these thoughts are addressed the kiss of peace, my greeting and my blessing in our Lord Jesus Christ.