A Mary Moment Monday post
Found this over at Father Z’s as I was putzing around the internet, checking out what Pope Francis has said about Mary.
Mother of the silence that preserves the mystery of God, deliver us from the idolatry of the present, to which those who forget are condemned. Purify the eyes of pastors with the balm of memory:that we might return to the freshness of the beginning, for a praying and penitent Church.
Mother of the beauty that blossoms from fidelity to daily work, remove us from the torpor of laziness, of pettiness, and defeatism. Cloak Pastors with that compassion that unifies and integrates: that we might discover the joy of a humble and fraternal servant Church.
Mother of the tenderness which enfolds in patience and mercy, help us burn away the sadness, impatience, and rigidity of those who have not known what it means to belong.
Intercede with your Son that our hands, our feet, and our hearts may be swift: that we may build the Church with the truth in charity.
Mother, we will be the People of God, on pilgrimage towards the Kingdom. Amen.
I love it on so many levels. I love how Papa is so respectful and yet somehow tender in how he addresses Mary as “Mother.” I love how it’s both a request and a promise.
And, because I was feeling either motivated or distracted (I’m not sure), I also did some messing around on Quozio…