Within faith traditions around the World, the mother of Jesus Christ is revered and elevated to a quasi-divine status through the miracle of her virgin birth to the Son of God. You can find her shawled frame depicted in countless churches, cathedrals, and statues around the Globe, and can hear the story of her epic journey in the candle-lit churches on December 24th when Christians reflect on the eve of Advent. What is perhaps more elusive, is the duality of her nature. She is both saint and human; a conduit for the birth of Christ and guiding mother who prompts him to reveal his miraculous power to a wedding party. In lieu of Mother's Day, it is apt that we reflect on perhaps the most famous mother in history in open form. Below are several prayers, passages, and reflections on Mary in all her fullness.
Since the meaning of her life has been contested throughout history, Mary is no stranger to controversy. Join Father Broderick as he explores the subversive significance of the Mother of God.