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The IMMACULATE VIRGIN

Director’s Message. Rev. Fr Joseph Mundolickal CST

We celebrate the feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary who was so pleasing to the Lord that she was blessed to be born in her mother’s womb without being touched by sin. Mother Mary, who was free from all the sins including original sin and actual sins, invites us to lead a life devoid of sins and thus to please the Lord. Mary was specially chosen by God the Father to be the mother of his only begotten son even before the creation of the world. So the good Lord showered his special care and love for Mary from the very moment of her inception in her mother’s womb. The term ‘Mother’ is a favorite to everyone. In the same way, beyond the boundaries of cast, creed, religion etc Mother Mary also is very much dear to the people around the world.

Mary always discerned the will of God and offered herself fully to God’s will which she realized in her life. It was the unfailing and unshakable faith in the providence of God that made Mother Mary a pleasing daughter to the Lord. When Elizabeth saw Mary, who was carrying Jesus in her womb, cried with joy: “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” (Luke 1: 45). Mary was always ready to offer herself for the truth she believed and to proclaim what she believed through her very life. Mary is our perpetual help. When Mary interceded in the wedding at Cana, though Jesus knew that the time has not been arrived for him to be revealed, he was not willing to deny the humble request of his mother. In the same way, if we comment our intentions and prayers to the Lord through the intercession of Mary the Lord will never deny them. Because Mary never in her life denied anything that the Lord wished her to do.

Mother Mary always pondered over the divine mysteries in her heart and received everything from the hands of the Lord without any complaints. After her life and example let us also listen to the will of God and offer ourselves fully to him.

 

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