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Archives for June 2011
“Our thoughts turn to yet another beatitude, one which appears in the Gospel before all others. It is the beatitude of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of the Redeemer. Mary, who had just conceived Jesus, was told by Saint Elizabeth: ‘Blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord’ (Lk 1:45). The beatitude of faith has its model in Mary, and all of us rejoice that the beatification of John Paul II takes place on this first day of the month of Mary, beneath the maternal gaze of the one who by her faith sustained the faith of the Apostles and constantly sustains the faith of their successors, especially those called to occupy the Chair of Peter. Mary does not appear in the accounts of Christ’s resurrection, yet hers is, as it were, a continual, hidden presence: she is the Mother to whom Jesus entrusted beach of his disciples and the entire community. In particular we can see how Saint John and Saint Luke record the powerful, maternal presence of Mary in the passages preceding those read in today’s Gospel and first reading. In the account of Jesus’ death, Mary appears at the
foot of the Cross (Jn 19:25), and at the beginning of the Acts of the Apostles she is seen in themidst of the disciples gathered in prayer in the Upper Room (Acts 1:14).”
Marriage Matters is a program offered by St. Anne Catholic Church for married couples in our Parish and throughout the Kenosha and Pleasant Prairie area. It is intended to build upon resources that exist nationally and regionally, yet create greater accessibility and visibility for local audiences.
For couples who want to build strong and loving marriages, St. Anne’s Marriage Matters offers relevant and helpful resources, local events and information that support couples in their quest to grow in love with each other and with Christ, thus building families that thrive in today’s challenging world. Marriage Matters will soon have a dedicated page on St. Anne’s new website where all this information will be visible and accessible.