7 & 23 July: Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Divine Grace

A fine Carmelite Marian Feast Day

Carmelite Quotes

July 23
In the Provinces of Europe, July 7
BLESSED VIRGIN MARY,
MOTHER OF DIVINE GRACE

Memorial

‘The Blessed Virgin Mary was eternally predestined, in the context of the Incarnation of the divine Word, to be the Mother of God. As decreed by divine Providence, she served on earth as the loving Mother of the divine Redeemer, His associate, uniquely generous, and the Lord’s humble servant. She conceived, bore, and nourished Christ; presented Him to the Father in the Temple; and was united with Him in His suffering as He died on the cross. In a completely unparalleled way she cooperated, by her obedience, faith, hope and burning charity, with our Savior’s work of restoring supernatural life to souls. For this reason, she is Mother to us all in the order of grace’ (Lumen Gentium, the Constitution on the Church, 61).

From the Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary, except…

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2 thoughts on “7 & 23 July: Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Divine Grace

  1. Shawna says:

    Oh my word, this sliced open my heart to my deepest treasures and made me cry. Thank you!!!

    “the loving Mother of the divine Redeemer”

    “nourished Christ; presented Him to the Father in the Temple; and was united with Him in His suffering”

    “In a completely unparalleled way she cooperated, by her obedience, faith, hope and burning charity,”

    What a beautiful piece of writing about a girl whose heart I yearn after for spiritual transplant—a perfect example of laying down one’s life to serve a Savior not fully understood yet.

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