Friday, December 18, 2015

Mary, Pure and Fruitful

Dear Parishioners,

As the season of Advent comes to an end and we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, it is only fitting that the gospel focuses on our Lord’s mother Mary (Luke 1:39-45). She is the woman God chose before all ages to give birth to His son. Although she was lowly in the eyes of the world, her humility, faith, and obedience make her great in the eyes of God and a fitting mother for Jesus. She is a role model for all Christians and the image of the Church—pure and fruitful.

May we try to imitate her virtues of humility, purity, fidelity, and obedience so as to welcome Jesus into our hearts, so that we may be faithful disciples and bring him into the world by our thoughts, words, and deeds.

- Fr. Carl

“Humility is like a pair of scales: the lower one side falls,
the higher rises the other. Let us humble ourselves like
the Blessed Virgin and we shall be exalted.”
~ Thoughts of the Cure D’Ars