Mary: Queen Of Prophets
Mary: Queen of Patriarchs
Readings & Reflections with Cardinal Tagle’s Video: 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time A August 3, 2014
The pity of Jesus Christ always results in a New Creation. Christ is not scandalized by human need and want. Rather, the Lord regards every experience of human lack as a prime opportunity to manifest God’s lavishness. From the earliest days, God has beckoned us, promising, “Come, all who are thirsty! Come, you who have no money!” The Lord delights in the dependence that our destitution evokes, and he answers it – in today’s “deserted place” with bread and fish, and in the upper room with his very self. Trial, distress, hunger, and danger do not separate us from the love of Christ. Rather, they draw him close to us with a love that conquers all.
Saturday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time & St. Eusebius of Vercelli August 2, 2014
Reading 1JER 26:11-16, 24
The priests and prophets said to the princes and to all the people,
“This man deserves death;
he has prophesied against this city,
as you have heard with your own ears.”
Jeremiah gave this answer to the princes and all the people:
“It was the LORD who sent me to prophesy against this house and city
all that you have heard.
Now, therefore, reform your ways and your deeds;
listen to the voice of the LORD your God,
so that the LORD will repent of the evil with which he threatens you.
As for me, I am in your hands;
do with me what you think good and right.
But mark well: if you put me to death,
it is innocent blood you bring on yourselves,
on this city and its citizens.
For in truth it was the LORD who sent me to you,
to speak all these things for you to hear.”
Mary: The Comforter of the Afflicted
Mary : Ark of the New Covenant
4 Biblical Reasons Mary Is The New Ark of the Covenant
Listers, as with all Marian doctrine, a better understanding of Mary only serves to illuminate Christ Our Lord, because every grace she received and every role she held within salvation history is rooted in Christ. Her role as the New Ark of the Covenantserves to reveal the true nature of Jesus Christ – one person with two natures: divine and human – and illuminate the purpose of the Incarnation within salvation history. The Old Testament isperfected by the New, and Mother Mary is the perfection of the old Ark of the Covenant.