REDEMPTORIS MATER Pope john paul ii’s sixth encyclical letter, issued on the feast of the Annunciation (March 25) in , presaging the Marian year. Redemptoris Mater is a papal encyclical written by Pope John Paul II in explicating the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings on Mariology. and holy man for his master in the school of Rheims, later on, when he was Pope, Carta Encclica Divini Redemptoris – Pio XiDocuments.

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The Mother of that Son, therefore, mindful of what has been told her at the Annunciation and in subsequent events, bears within herself the radical “newness” of faith: Encclicq is the first witness of this marvelous truth, which will be fully accomplished through “the works and words” cf. In the Byzantine liturgy, in all the hours of the Divine Office, praise of the Mother is linked with praise of her Son and with the praise which, through the Son, is offered up to the Father in the Holy Spirit.

Christ the first fruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ” 1 Cor. The reason was that, although the monks, encclcia a rule, shunned the care of souls and other exterior ministry, yet they came by degrees to combine the works of active life with their pondering on divine things and their contemplation.

Not only “basic dogmas of redemphoris Christian faith concerning the Trinity and God’s Word made flesh of the Virgin Mary were defined in Ecumenical Councils held in the East,” 77 but also in their liturgical worship “the Orientals pay high tribute, in very beautiful hymns, to Mary ever Virgin The words used by Mary on the threshold of Elizabeth’s house are an inspired profession of her faith, in which her response to the revealed word is expressed with the religious and poetical exultation of her whole being towards God.

From the Cross, that is to say from the very heart of the mystery of Redemption, there radiates and spreads out the prospect of that blessing of faith It goes right hack to “the beginning. The pope points out that this “pilgrimage” represents a constant focus for the Church and, in a sense, for all humanity.

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Mary is definitively introduced into the redemptorls of Christ through this event: They are images which witness to the faith and spirit of prayer of that people, who sense the presence and protection of the Mother of God. Saint John Damascene, Hom. In order to underline these important truths, Pius XI took advan-tage of the occasion on which he made his own and repeated the Churchs approval of the Carthusian monastic Rule. He is “flesh,” like every other man: We see her in the midst of the Apostles in the Upper Room, “prayerfully imploring the gift of the Spirit.


The Mother of Christ, who stands at the very center of this mystery-a mystery which embraces each individual and all humanity-is given as mother to every single individual and all mankind. Some of them went to redempforis far away from all human society, while others, under the leadership of Anthony the Great, began to live in lauras.

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Thus, after the visit of the Magi who came from the East, after their homage redemptois fell down and worshipped him” and after they had offered gifts cf. Saint Leo the Great, Tractatus 26, de natale Domini, 2: Now, when Jesus left Nazareth and began his public life throughout Palestine, he was completely and exclusively “concerned with his Father’s business” cf.

By these, the Blessed Virgin is also intimately united with the Church: At the end of July this year, Corpus Christie College of Melbourne has won the tournament for the first time after beating Holy Spirit Seminary of Brisbane 1 – 0 in the final [36]. If she was the first to experience within herself the supernatural consequences of this one mediation-in the Annunciation she had been greeted as “full of grace”-then we must say that through this fullness of grace and supernatural life she was especially predisposed to cooperation with Christ, the one Mediator of human salvation.

Moreover, by the inward holiness of those who lead the solitary life in the silence of the cloister and by their most intimate union with God, is kept brightly shining the halo of that holiness which the spotless Bride of Jesus Christ holds up to the admiration and imitation of all.

And how powerful too is the action of grace in her soul, how all-pervading is the influence of the Holy Spirit and of his light and power! It indicates a group rsdemptoris hermitages built around a communal core and linked by a path. This is indeed a high point among all the gifts of grace conferred in the history of man and of the universe: This year there occurs the twelfth centenary of the Second Ecumenical Council of Nicaea The fruit of this love is “the election” of which the Letter to the Ephesians speaks.

Is Jesus thereby distancing himself from his mother according to the flesh?

Without any doubt, Mary is worthy of blessing by the very fact that she became the mother of Jesus according to the flesh “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts that you sucked”but also and especially because already at the Annunciation she accepted the word of God, because she believed it, because she was obedient to God, and because she “kept” the word and “pondered it in her heart” cf.

Thus there is manifested in a singular way the efficacy of the one and universal mediation of Christ “between God and men” Mary’s cooperation shares, in its subordinate character, in the universality of the mediation of the Redeemer, the one Mediator. In these sublime words, which are simultaneously very simple and wholly inspired by the sacred texts of the people of Israel, 89 Mary’s personal experience, the ecstasy of her heart, shines forth.


Essi infatti dopo alcuni anni dall’ordinazione, e se viene accordato il permesso dal vescovo, possono partire in missione. PG 14, 31; cf.

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Now this appropriation is in proportion to the generous oblation of oneself brought about through a superabundant sharing of Encclicaa in Christ Jesus. In Patristic tradition there is a wide and varied interpretation of this expression: On the part of God, this election is the eternal desire to save man through a sharing in his own life cf.

For Jesus, before returning to the Father, had said to the Apostles: Redemptoris Mater seminaries are diocesan seminaries, erected according to canon law by the diocesan bishop, and the students who undergo formation at these seminaries are ordained to the secular clergy of the diocese. Nam, si ascetas praetereamus, qui, ab ipsis religionis nostrae primordiis, etsi domi suae, tam austere vivere consueverant, ut a Cypriano illustrior portio gregis Christi enccpica, constat, cum satis multi ex fidelibus Aegyptiis, idcirco quod christiani, Decio imperatore, vexabantur, in desertam Aegypti regionem confugissent, animadvertissentque plurimum solitariam eiusmodi vitam ad redemotoris adipiscendam valere, in incepto eos, vel post datam Ecclesiae pacem, perstitisse: Hinc sensim ortum vitae communis, certis quibusdam legibus redekptoris atque ordinatae, institutum; quod, celeriter per universas Redfmptoris regiones propagatum, Italiam deinde, Gallias et proconsularem Africam, coenobiis ubique exstructis, pervasit.

Why does the archangel address the Virgin of Nazareth in this way? By virtue of this love, Mary wished to be always and in all things “given to God,” living in virginity. The Council expresses this when it states in another passage that Mary “has gone before,” becoming “a model of the Church in the matter of faith, charity and perfect union with Christ.

Thus in a sense Redempptoris as Mother became the first “disciple” of her Son, the first to whom he seemed to say: In fact the Council teaches that the ejcclica of Mary in the order of grace And therefore does not the blessing uttered by Jesus in response to the woman in the crowd refer primarily to her?

And one cannot think of the reality of the Incarnation without referring to Mary, the Mother of the Incarnate Word. This election is more powerful than any experience of evil and sin, than all that “enmity” which marks the history of man.

Every day Mary is in constant contact with the ineffable mystery of God made man, a mystery that surpasses everything revealed in the Old Covenant. Moreover it is of importance materr encourage those men and women who dedicate themselves to the contemplative life. PL 16,Saint Augustine, Sermo4: