Through Mary


The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary
Through thine intercession right now, dear Mother, the Lord declares unto me (as a member of the Mystical Body of Christ)*

And She conceived of the Holy Ghost

And we conceived of the Holy Ghost (through the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation)

Be it done unto Me according to Thy Word

Be it done unto me according to Thy Word. (Through the grace of Mary's intercession, O Lord, grant that I may do the will of my Father in heaven)

And the Word was made Flesh and dwelt amongst us

And the Word was made Flesh because of Thee, Most holy Mother, dwelling in us and amongst us (in the Church and Sacrament of the Eucharist)

Pray for us O Holy Mother of God that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Dear Mother, grant that at this moment I may receive the grace to become more worthy of the promises of Christ.( Sacrament of Penance)


[12] -we shall find nothing more noble, more sublime, or more divine than the expression "the Mystical Body of Christ" - an expression which springs from and is, as it were, the fair flowering of the repeated teaching of the Sacred Scriptures and the Holy Fathers.

14. That the Church is a body is frequently asserted in the Sacred Scriptures. "Christ," says the Apostle, "is the Head of the Body of the Church."[13] If the Church is a body, it must be an unbroken unity, according to those words of Paul: "Though many we are one body in Christ."[14] But it is not enough that the Body of the Church should be an unbroken unity; it must also be something definite and perceptible to the senses as Our predecessor of happy memory, Leo XIII, in his Encyclical Satis Cognitum asserts: "the Church is visible because she is a body.[15] Hence they err in a matter of divine truth, who imagine the Church to be invisible, intangible, a something merely "pneumatological" as they say, by which many Christian communities, though they differ from each other in their profession of faith, are untied by an invisible bond.

15. But a body calls also for a multiplicity of members, which are linked together in such a way as to help one another. And as in the body when one member suffers, all the other members share its pain, and the healthy members come to the assistance of the ailing, so in the Church the individual members do not live for themselves alone, but also help their fellows, and all work in mutual collaboration for the common comfort and for the more perfect building up of the whole Body.

16. Again, as in nature a body is not formed by any haphazard grouping of members but must be constituted of organs, that is of members, that have not the same function and are arranged in due order; so for this reason above all the Church is called a body, that it is constituted by the coalescence of structurally untied parts, and that it has a variety of members reciprocally dependent. It is thus the Apostle describes the Church when he writes: "As in one body we have many members, but all the members have not the same office: so we being many are one body in Christ, and everyone members one of another."
Extract : Mystici Corporis Christi
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