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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These words apply to every individual, every community, to nations and peoples, and to the generations and epochs of human history, to our own epoch, to these years of the Millennium which is drawing to a close: Sharing in one same life these members, following the law of every organism, must in their turn seek and promote the well-being of the whole. Acta Apostoliae Sedis 79 For “no one knows the Son except the Father” Mt.

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This opinion our predecessor of immortal memory, Leo XIII, refuted and condemned in ehcclica Letter Testem benevolentiae given on the 22 of January in the year In this way, she who as the one “full of grace” was brought into the mystery of Christ in order to be his Mother and thus the Holy Mother of God, through the Church remains in that mystery as “the woman” spoken of by the Book of Genesis 3: We know that at the beginning of this journey Mary is present.

But the fundamental transformation, the one which can be called “original,” constantly accompanies man’s journey, and through all mafer events of history accompanies each and every individual. For the Church of that time and of every time Mary is a singular witness to the years of Jesus’ infancy and hidden life at Nazareth, when she “kept all these things, pondering them in her heart” Lk.

The number of these anchorites was so immense that there were said to be as many inhabitants in the wilderness as there were citizens in the towns.

But the Church also preserves the faith received from Christ. Their tenor is as fol-lows, namely: They have done so very well, and, without any detriment to the substance of Carthusian life, they have abrogated certain points of the Rule, and practices brought in by enccliica and which had become obsolete, redemphoris which seemed to be no longer suitable to the age we live in; while on the other hand, they have added certain prescriptions of General Chapters.

Through the mystery of Christ, she too is present within mankind. The liturgy does not hesitate to call her “mother of her Creator” 26 and to hail her with the words which Dante Alighieri places on the lips of St.

In fact, even though it is not possible to establish an exact chronological point for identifying the date of Mary’s birth, the Church has constantly been aware that Mary appeared on the horizon of salvation history before Christ.


Print this article Print redempyoris entries for this topic Cite this article. In them shines a ray of the mystery of God, the glory of his ineffable holiness, the eternal love which, as an irrevocable gift, enters into human history. The Redeemer entrusts his mother to the disciple, and at the same time he gives her to him as his mother. A just and God-fearing man, called Simeon, appears at this beginning of Mary’s “journey” of faith.

Saint Augustine, In loan. At Cana, thanks to the intercession of Mary and the obedience of the servants, Jesus begins “his enxclica.

Indeed she is enccpica the mother of the members of Christ In effect, Mary’s mediation is intimately linked with her motherhood. Modern Language Association http: Mariae Sermo-De aquaeductu, 6: Now, following the line of the Second Vatican Council, I wish to emphasize the special presence of the Mother of God in the mystery of Christ and his Church. God’s salvific giving of himself and his life, in some way to all creation but directly to man, reaches one of its high points in the mystery of the Incarnation.

At the same time, it is a blessing poured out through Jesus Christ upon human history until the end: As Mother, redemptlris and obeying Redemptooris autem, ut harum Litterarum exemplis atque excerptis, etiam impressis, manu alicuius Notarii publici subscriptis et sigillo viri in ecclesiastica dignitate constituti munitis, eadem prorsus fides adhibeatur, quae haberetur ipsis praesentibus, si forent exhibitae vel ostensae.

On Golgotha, Jesus through the Cross definitively confirmed that he was the “sign of contradiction” foretold by Simeon. In announcing the Year of Mary, I also indicated that it will end next year on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin into heaven, in order to emphasize the “great sign in heaven” spoken of by the Apocalypse. For Mary, present in the Church as the Mother of the Redeemer, takes part, as a mother, in that monumental struggle; against the powers of darkness” which continues throughout human history.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. Thus, after the visit of the Magi who came from the East, after their homage “they fell down and worshipped him” and after they had offered gifts cf.

This statement certainly means that the role of son was attributed to the disciple and that he assumed responsibility for the Mother of his beloved Master. 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 redemphoris with Christ.

Saint Bernard, In Dominica infra oct.

This is shown in a special way by the canticle of the “Magnificat,” which, having welled up from the depths of Mary’s faith at the Visitation, ceaselessly re-echoes in the heart of the Church down the centuries.


Acta Redemtporis XV, In fact the Council teaches that the “motherhood of Mary in the order of grace At tedemptoris same time, however, Simeon addresses Mary with the following words: It is an unending and continuous transformation between falling and rising again, between the man of sin and the man of grace and justice.

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At the basis of what the Church has been from the beginning, and of what she must continually become from generation to generation, in the midst of all the nations of the earth, we find the one “who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord” Lk. The Church herself is a virgin who keeps whole and pure the fidelity she has pledged to her Spouse. At the foot of the Cross Mary shares through faith in the shocking mystery of this self- emptying.

Therefore, why should we not all together look to her as our common Mother, who prays for the unity of God’s family and who “precedes” us all at the head of the long line of witnesses of faith in the one Lord, the Son of God, who was conceived in her virginal womb by the power of the Holy Spirit?

Here we speak not only of the doctrine of faith but also of the life of faith, and thus of authentic “Marian spirituality,” seen in the light of Tradition, and especially the spirituality to which the Council exhorts us. From the text it appears that Jesus and his disciples were invited together with Mary, as if by reason of her presence at the celebration: As a mother she also wishes the messianic power of her Son to be manifested, that salvific power of his which is meant to help man in his misfortunes, to free him from the evil which in various forms and degrees weighs heavily upon his life.

Ecumenical Council of Chalcedon, Definitio fidei: Within this new dimension, also a bond such as that of “brotherhood” means something different from “brotherhood according to the flesh” deriving from a common origin from the same set of parents.

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. The fruit of this love is “the election” of which the Letter to the Ephesians speaks.

From this point of view, particularly eloquent is the passage in the Gospel of John which presents Mary at the wedding feast of Cana.

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