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Pope Francis on Mary’s ‘Yes’

Blog #2 in our Mondays with Mary series! Mary first conceived Jesus in faith and then in the flesh, when she said “yes” to the message God gave her through the angel. What does this mean? It means that God did not want to become man by bypassing our freedom; he wanted to pass through Mary’s free assent, through her “yes.” He asked her: “Are you prepared to do this?” And she replied: “Yes.”
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Mary, Mother of Jesus

For Catholics, Mary is rightly put on a pedestal. But oftentimes we forget that, at her core, she was a mother who loved her son.
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Mary, the First Disciple

This is blog #1 in our Mondays with Mary series! “I am the Lord’s servant. May it be to me as you have said” (Luke 1:38). She may be the most famous woman who ever lived, and yet there is surprisingly little in the New Testament about her. Mary is featured only in a few Gospel scenes and the first chapter of Acts.
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Mary Knows Your Voice

Have you ever been in a crowd—shopping mall, parish gathering, park, or family event—with lots of little kids around? At this event, did any of the children become lost or get into a tight spot and call out to their mothers for help? I’ll bet as soon as the child called out, the mother recognized the voice and rushed to the child’s aid. It happens all the time and in all kinds of situations.
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March for Life with Mary

There’s a tendency to see the Virgin Mary as a delicate little maiden who timidly went along, barely uttering a peep.
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The Assumption of Mary

What does Catholicism teach about the assumption of Mary? And why is this event contemplated in the fourth glorious mystery? Let us begin by considering a few key points from the Catechism of the Catholic Church (see 966).
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