Quick Lessons from the Catechism: Mary – Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church

Since it’s been nearly a week and a half since my last blog post, not intentional of course, I just moved and many of my resources are still in boxes; I thought I would dig out my Catechism and do a QLC for you today on Mary as the Mother of Christ and Mother of the Church.

I received a few emails this week from readers asking about this week’s “Mondays with Mary”. I told them I am trying to coincide the 200th “Mondays with Mary” with the 4th Anniversary of the aforementioned series. It’s staggering to think that I have written nearly 200 blog posts on the Blessed Mother and that the series is nearly 4 years old. I originally set out to write four blog posts on Mary for the month of May in 2012, but I guess Our Lord had other plans and inspired me to write more on our Mother.

So with this being said, let’s briefly look at what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says when it comes to Mary – Mother of Christ and Mother of the Church –

By pronouncing her “fiat” at the Annunciation and giving her consent to the Incarnation, Mary was already collaborating with the whole work her Son was to accomplish. She is mother wherever he is Savior and head of the Mystical Body. [#973]

The Most Blessed Virgin Mary, when the course of her earthly life was completed, was taken up body and soul into the glory of heaven, where she already shares in the glory of her Son’s Resurrection, anticipating the resurrection of all members of his Body. [#974]

“We believe that the Holy Mother of God, the new Eve, Mother of the Church, continues in heaven to exercise her maternal role on behalf of the members of Christ” (Paul VI, CPG § 15). [#975]

For a complete understanding of these teachings, I would also suggest you read paragraphs 964-972 in the Catechism. I would also suggested reading through some of my “Mondays with Mary” that deal with Mary’s Motherhood, her Assumption, and her works with Christ in regards to His grace.

Holy Mary Mother of God…Pray For Us.

Mother of Jesus Christ

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