Skip to comments.Pope: Mary Immaculate Teaches us Silence, Grace and Joy
Posted on 12/10/2012 7:56:12 AM PST by marshmallow
In the act of veneration of the Immaculate in Piazza di Spagna, Benedict XVI said that big things, like Mary's Annunciation, occur in silence and go unnoticed in the "frenzy that characterise our cities." Through grace, Mary reminds us that the "power of God's love is stronger than evil, that it can fill the void that selfishness creates in the history of people," which "can become hell". For the pope, "Christianity" is a religion of joy, "good tidings," even if some believe it is an obstacle to joy because they see in it an ensemble of prohibitions and rules. [. . .] Jesus is the joy of Mary and the Church."
Rome (AsiaNews) - "In this time of Advent, may Mary Immaculate teach us to listen in silence to the voice of God, and receive his Grace which frees from sin and every selfishness so that we can taste true joy." In his address at the foot of the statue of the Immaculate in Piazza di Spagna, Benedict XVI stressed the importance of silence, grace and joy. As required by tradition, the pope stopped at the Chiesa della Santissima Trinità (Church of the Most Holy Trinity) in front of Via Condotti before reaching the piazza. His visit to Piazza di Spagna has now come to signal the start of the Christmas season, with all of its decorations and shopping.
However, for the pope "coming together-Romans, pilgrims and visitors-at the foot of the statue of our spiritual Mother makes us feel united in the sign of the faith," especially "in the Year of Faith that the whole Church is experiencing."
Speaking about the Gospel for the Mass of the Immaculate, that of the Annunciation, (Lk, 1:26-38), the pontiff noted the value of silence. "The encounter between the divine message and the Immaculate....
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they should spend more time talking about JESUS ... you know.... CHRIST!
He does, BTW, wrote 3 books about Jesus.
Without Mary, you wouldn’t even have Christ.