Mary's Pope: John Paul II, Mary, and the Church since Vatican II

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And so, in the redemptive economy of grace, brought about through the action of the Holy Spirit, there is a unique correspondence between the moment of the Incarnation of the Word and the moment of the birth of the Church. The person who links these two moments is Mary: Mary at Nazareth and Mary in the Upper Room at Jerusalem. In both cases her discreet yet essential presence indicates the path of "birth from the Holy Spirit." Thus she who is present in the mystery of Christ as Mother becomes -- by the will of the Son and the power of the Holy Spirit -- present in the mystery of the Church. In the Church too she continues to be a maternal presence, as is shown by the words spoken from the Cross: "Woman, Behold your son!"; "Behold, your mother."

Pope John Paul II, Redemptoris Mater

Glory Be to the Name of Jesus the Savior! To Jesus through Mary

In Gratitude to Almighty God for All His Blessings and for His Dedicated Servants, Mike and Nancy Jean

In Recognition of Father Frederick J. Collins

Dedicated to The faithful ministry of Rev. Msgr. John R. McSweeney

The Faithful Community of Saint Mark's Roman Catholic Church Burlington, Vermont

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