December 3, 2013

Immaculate Conception Novena

Mary, Mother of the New Evangelization

Day 3

Theme:  Mary, the Mother of Christ

Scripture Passage       Matthew 28: 18 – 20
Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

Marian Reading
Tell me how Mary became the mother of Christ, if it was not by giving birth to the members of Chirst? You, to whom I am speaking, are the members of Christ.  Of whom were you born?  “Of Mother Church,” I hear the reply of your hearts.  You became sons of this mother at your baptism, you came to birth then as members of Christ.  Now you in your turn must draw to the font of baptism as many as you possibly can.  You became sons when you were born there yourselves, and now by bringing others to birth in the same way, you have it in your power to become the mothers of Christ.  (St. Augustine, Sermon 25)

§        -  an Our Father
§        - a Hail Mary
§        - a Glory Be
§        -  the invocation “Mary, Immaculate, Help of Christians, pray for us.”

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