Lumen Gentium, 53


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The Virgin Mary, who at the message of the angel received the Word of God in her heart and her body and gave Life to the world, is acknowledged and honored as being truly the Mother of God and Mother of the Redeemer.

Mary, as the Mother of God and a model of faith and obedience, holds a unique and exalted place in the life of the Church. The Virgin Mary, upon receiving the angel’s message, embraced the Word of God within her heart and body, becoming the vessel through which life was bestowed upon the world. Does Marian’s devotion form a part of my life, and do I honour Mary as my mother?

God, My Loving Father, I thank you for Mary, Mother of God and a model of faith. Help me honor and respect her as my spiritual mother. Guide me to learn from her virtues and embrace the plan you have for my life. Amen.