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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This maternal role of Mary flows, according to God’s good pleasure, “from the superabundance of the merits of Christ; it is founded on his mediation, absolutely depends on endclica, and draws all its efficacy from it.

A just and God-fearing man, called Simeon, appears at this beginning of Mary’s “journey” of faith. Now, at the first dawn of the Church, at the beginning of the long journey through faith which began at Pentecost in Jerusalem, Mary was with all those who were the seed of the “new Israel.

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It can thus be said that women, by looking to Mary, find in her the secret of living their femininity with dignity and of achieving their own true advancement. According to the belief formulated in solemn documents of the Church, this “glory of grace” is manifested in the Mother of God through the fact that she has been “redeemed in a more sublime manner. And since Mary was given as a mother to him personally, the statement indicates, even though indirectly, everything expressed by the intimate relationship of a child with its mother.

And all of this can be included in the word “entrusting. But she was in the Upper Room, where the Apostles were preparing to take up this mission with the coming of the Spirit of Truth: In these Icons the Virgin shines as the image of divine beauty, the abode of Eternal Wisdom, the figure of the one who prays, the prototype of contemplation, the image of glory: It flows from that love which, in the Holy Spirit, unites the consubstantial Son to the Father.

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Given at Rome at S. She was not only the one who “advanced in her pilgrimage of faith” and loyally persevered in her union with her Son “unto the Cross,” but she fncclica also the “handmaid of the Lord,” left by her Son as Mother in the midst of the infant Church: It is a motherhood in the order of grace, for it implores the gift of the Spirit, who raises up the new children of God, redeems through the sacrifice of Christ that Spirit whom Mary too, together with the Church, received on the day of Pentecost.


For Jesus, before returning to the Father, had said to the Apostles: This is indeed a high point among all the gifts of grace conferred in the history of man and of the universe: For just as this star, together with the “dawn,” precedes the rising of the sun, so Mary from the time of her Immaculate Conception preceded the coming of the Savior, the rising of the “Sun of Justice” in the history of the human race.

We read that Mary “by her maternal charity, cares for the enccllca of her Son who still journey on earth surrounded by dangers and difficulties, until they are led to their happy homeland.

We ourselves bear the Carthusian monks no less goodwill and we wish as much as anyone that so valuable an institution should spread and increase. At the center of this mystery, in marer midst of this wonderment of faith, stands Mary. The Second Vatican Encckica speaks of the pilgrim Church, establishing an analogy with the Israel of the Old Covenant journeying through the desert.

For the Mother of Christ is glorified as “Queen of the Universe.

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And it is a recognized fact that through nearly nine hundred years the Carthusians have so well retained the spirit of their founder, Father and lawgiver that unlike other religious institutes, their Order has never in so long a space of time needed any amendment, or, as they say, reform. And the Church was assiduous in prayer together with her, and at the same time “contemplated her in the light of the Word made man.

The son whom Elizabeth is carrying in her womb also shares in this witness: The man at the foot of the Cross is John, “the disciple whom he loved. Particularly eloquent in this regard are the words spoken by Jesus on reddemptoris Cross to Mary and John.

For each child is redemmptoris in a unique and unrepeatable way, and this is true both for the mother and for the child. Sollemne est enim ac quasi praecipuum solitariis eiusmodi hominibus, quemadmodum supra diximus, ut, munere veluti publico, victimas se placationisque hostias, pro sua proximorumque salute, Deo praebant ac devoveant.

And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! And one cannot think of the reality of the Incarnation redemptorsi referring to Mary, the Mother of the Incarnate Word.

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At the same time, it is a blessing poured out through Jesus Christ upon human history until the end: Here follows the entire text of the Carthusian Statutes. Jesus is the Savior, he is “a light for revelation” to mankind.

As has already been mentioned, also among our divided brethren many honor and celebrate the Mother of the Lord, especially among the Orientals. John Chrysostom, immediately after the epiclesis the assembled community sings in honor of the Mother of God: In the Byzantine liturgy, in all the hours of the Divine Office, praise of the Mother is linked with praise of her Son and with the praise which, through the Son, is offered up to the Father in the Holy Spirit.

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Mary’s motherhood, which becomes man’s inheritance, is a gift: Mary is present at Cana in Galilee as the Mother of Jesus, and in a significant way she contributes to that “beginning of the signs” which reveal the messianic power of her Son.

For the international missionary seminaries, see Redemptoris Mater seminary. If they lift their eyes to her from their earthly existence, they do so because “the Son whom she brought forth is he whom God placed as the first-born among many brethren Rom.

Through these words, there flashed out in the midst of the crowd, at least for an instant, the gospel of Jesus’ infancy.

The Coptic and Ethiopian traditions were introduced to this contemplation of the mystery of Mary by St. In Latin In English. Thanks to this special bond maater the Mother of Christ with the Church, there is further clarified the mystery of that “woman” who, from the first chapters of the Book of Genesis until the Book of Revelation, accompanies the revelation of God’s salvific plan for humanity.

Bernardi Opera, IV, Retrieved from ” https: She is therefore blessed, because “she has believed,” and continues to believe day after day amidst all the trials and the reedmptoris of Jesus’ infancy and then during the years of the hidden life at Enccilca, where he “was obedient to them” Lk. Let priests remember, therefore, that the care of all churches must be their intimate concern. In this context, the Marian Year is meant to promote a new and more careful reading of what the Council redemptorsi about the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, in the mystery of Christ and of the Church, the topic to which the contents of this Encyclical are devoted.

Another essential element of Mary’s maternal task is found in her words to the servants: The circumstance which now moves me to take up this subject once more is the prospect of the yearredemptlris drawing near, in which the Bimillennial Jubilee of the birth of Jesus Christ at the same time directs our gaze towards his Mother.