Christianity taught from the beginning that Mary is the Mother of God. It is the oldest Marian feast known in the West. Paintings titled "Mary, Mother of God," appear in the catacombs, dug under the city of Rome, where the first Christians gathered to celebrate Mass in times of persecution.
Today’s Solemnity also reminds us of the gift of motherhood.
Being a mother is not easy! In fact being a mother in today’s society and culture can be quite difficult. In this Mass we pray for struggling mothers. We pray for potential mothers. And we pray for all mothers.
|Fr. John Paul Shea|