Mary and the Trinity

Today we celebrate the Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church, most fittingly the day after the birth of the Church at Pentecost. This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity. Mary, as the Mother of God and Mother of the Church, can help us connect to the Trinity, to risk intimacy with the Father, Son and Spirit. In the moment of the Annunciation, when all creation held its breath, Mary is asked by the Father, through the Angel Gabriel, to conceive by the Holy Spirit and to give life to the Son of God, Jesus Christ. Mary is the ark of the new eternal covenant which will be sealed in Jesus’ blood on Calvary. In this way Mary stands at the center of history and at the center of Mystery; her “yes” to becoming Mother of God conjoins with Jesus’ “yes” to death on the Cross, thus becoming the new Eve, the mother all the living. What began in the Garden of Eden is transformed and redeemed through the birth, death and resurrection of Christ and is gloriously revealed in the Garden of the Heavenly Jerusalem. Let us pledge ourselves to follow Mary in her mission of bringing Christ to the world.


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