Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Our Lady of Fatima: "Bear fruit that will last."

"Mary's function as mother of men in no way obscures or diminishes this unique mediation of Christ, but rather shows its power. But the Blessed Virgin's salutary influence on men . . . flows forth from the superabundance of the merits of Christ, rests on his mediation, depends entirely on it, and draws all its power from it." "No creature could ever be counted along with the Incarnate Word and Redeemer; but just as the priesthood of Christ is shared in various ways both by his ministers and the faithful, and as the one goodness of God is radiated in different ways among his creatures, so also the unique mediation of the Redeemer does not exclude but rather gives rise to a manifold cooperation which is but a sharing in this one source."
-- CCC 970

The perfect fruit of Mary's womb is the everlasting Son of God.

Pruned by the Word she bore, Our Lady inspires us to cooperate with His holy will. In Him may hatred, opposition, jealousy, and violence bear the fruit of grace in love, unity, harmony and peace.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

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