The Holy Spirit came upon the Virgin Mary and she conceived the child Jesus. Because, just as the Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary at the moment the Word was made flesh at the Incarnation, the Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary and the Apostles at Pentecost, as birth was given to Christ’s Body, the Church. Today we are giving thanks for you. When the angel appeared to Mary, the mother of Jesus, he declared: “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of … Further, HE MAKES OUR … Just as Mary had been overshadowed at the conception of Christ, and Jesus came into the world, now the body of Jesus, His Church, is coming into the world. The Holy Spirit fashioned Mary, in such a way, so that, she may become the Mother of God. All of Mary’s greatness as a Christian can be traced to the fact that the Holy Spirit came upon her, and that she lived in the presence of God, continuously aware of His presence in her life. Sometimes, we can forget that the Blessed Mother is a created being just like the rest of us. If we see Mary as a created manifestation of the Holy Spirit, then the link between Pentecost and the Assumption (as in the Rosary) becomes even stronger. Benjamin-Maria Igbinovia Day 22 MARY AND THE HOLY SPIRIT 1. Mary Dorian absolutely loves, eats, drinks, and sleeps the prophetic. The Holy Spirit, traditionally depicted as a dove, is pictured in a stained-glass window at St. John Vianney Church in Lithia Springs, Ga. Mary is a sign to us that we do not receive the Holy Spirit once only. Mother of the Savior Jesus, generous among all women, blessed are you, Virgin is so good! All of Mary’s greatness as a Christian can be traced to the fact that the Holy Spirit came upon her, and that she lived in the presence of God, continuously aware of His presence in her life. In this practical look at Mary and the Holy Spirit, author Andi Oney demonstrates that while Marys relationship with the Holy Spirit is a unique one, yet it is one that God wants for each of us. So Mary had received the Holy Spirit for the sake of the Incarnation and all that was required of her during Jesus’ earthly life, and the ordained apostles received the Spirit for the sake of their sacramental ministry and the leadership of the Church. Mary, in a way, shows us the beautiful work of the Holy Spirit in a person’s life. February 21, 2010. She ministers whenever and wherever possible, teaching and building up the Body of Christ with and in the utilization of the gifts of the Spirit and dream interpretation. Mary conceived Jesus through the Holy Spirit, not a human father; the conception of Jesus did not take away her virginity. Dated: 1450. We received our share in God’s Life at Baptism and were strengthened in Confirmation. “You are from below,” He told them, “I am from above. justladyc said: ↑ Hello, I have often heard of Mary being called the "Spouse of the Holy Spirit." Further, as Mary is always seen as the image of the Church and the perfect example to Christians, we see ourselves reflected in their relationship . Though conceived without sin, she was human and had the same concerns, cares, joys, and sorrows that each of us have. Elvisman Well-Known Member. May you continue to be abundantly blessed. Topics: pentecost, spirit, mary, apostles, national library of netherlands, medieval manuscript, medieval, manuscripts Christians do not often enough ponder the relationship between Mary and the Holy Spirit. Facebook. Yet, each liturgical year, we seek to grow as Mary did, in holiness. Jun 5, 2012 #3. O Holy Spirit, through Mary's intercession, I confide myself to your purifying and sanctifying love ! Humble servant of the Lord, God has placed his faith in you. Rather, Mary is Imbued with the Spirit, Mary, you could say: “I am the handmaid of the Lord, be it done unto me according to your word”; in the Holy Spirit, lowly as I am, let me proclaim the great truths about Jesus. Through the Holy Spirit you were able to know Jesus, to possess Jesus, and bring him into the world; through the Holy Spirit may I too come to know your Jesus. One thing in particular was the comment from Ellen G. White in her book, The Desire of Ages. I think you should read more about the culture of the time…to better understand this. Mary remained a virgin even after the birth of Jesus throughout her whole lifetime. I welcome you to today Marian reading and Novena to the Holy Spirit, we shall be reflecting on Mary and the Holy Spirit. Mary became the human vessel to carry the Son of the Holy Spirit and God the Father. The Holy Spirit has been shaping us since our baptism, crafting us into the creature we are called to be by the Father. The feast of Pentecost, marking the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles, was June 8 this year. Mary was overwhelmed by the HS…Joseph was asked to take Mary under him to protect Mary…a pregnant woman then, at that culture, and umarried, could have been stoned to death. This description of Mary as Spouse of the Holy Spirit may be helpful in how present Mary to Protestants who do not understand our devotion to her. Yesterday’s message was too much of a blur for me! Francis J. Peffley Published in Queen magazine in 1986 The lmmaculata is someone so sublime, so close to the Most Holy Trinity that one of the Holy Fathers did not hesitate to call Her the Complement of the Most Holy Trinity. Last edited: Jun 5, 2012. The gospels of Matthew and Luke in the New Testament and the Quran describe Mary as a virgin. She has a passion and a gift to help people see themselves from God's point of view. Kolbe maintains that THIS SPOUSAL UNION IS SUCH THAT YOU CAN'T HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER: THE HOLY SPIRIT IS PRESENT WHENEVER MARY IS PRESENT. What a tribute to Jesus Christ that an omnipotent member of the Trinity exists to magnify his greatness. In the beautiful story of the Annunciation, we hear this… Sending the prayers and best wishes of the Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate to each one of you on this special day when we stop to give thanks for the many, many blessings we have received. In Matthew and Luke she is betrothed to Joseph. What a blessing it was for Mary and her husband, Joseph, to be the ones to raise Jesus! So let us conclude where Mary does, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord, let it be to me according to your word" (v. 38). May you dwell alone in me with the Father and the Son. She bore the sinless Lamb Who was to be sacrificed for our sins. Now more and more charismatic and some other Catholics are beginning to give this relationship more attention. One of the most efficacious means to encounter in a more full way the Holy Spirit is true devotion to Mary. When the Holy Spirit first came over Mary, Jesus was born. Being shaped by the Spirit should not scare us. Jun 5, 2012. Mary was a first-century Galilean Jewish woman of Nazareth, the wife of Joseph, and the mother of Jesus, according to the canonical gospels and the Quran.. Mary’s Life in the Holy Spirit: A Model for Us. They spent many happy years with him in Nazareth. She had read in a prayer book the title of Spouse of the Holy Spirit for Mary and couldn't get her head around it since for her St Joseph was Mary's spouse . Perpetual virginity. As Jesus would later testify, He was from above. Let’s ask Mary to help us to respond to the Holy Spirit in our lives, so that we, too, will bring Jesus’ love to those around us! According to Christian theology she conceived Jesus through the Holy Spirit while still a virgin. Blessed are you, admirable Virgin! By analogy, then, if Jesus’ parents were Mary and the Holy Spirit, then by simple analogy it follows that Mary (in this particular sense, and this alone) is the “spouse of God” just as she was the Mother of God. “Mary and the Holy Spirit” is a three part presentation on the relationship of Mary and the Holy Spirit throughout the Bible, as well as seen by the tradition of the church. Mary and the Holy Spirit. Mary and the Holy Spirit - A Comparison of the Writings of Frank Duff and St. Maximilian Kolbe By Rev. She became Jesus’ mother. A surrogate Mother of Him Who in the beginning, was the Word. Whereas John was filled with the Holy Spirit from his mother’s womb, Jesus was conceived by the power of the Spirit of God. Mary the Spouse of the Holy Spirit. But the Spirit has many gifts, and some are … Mary wanted to please God, and so she answered “yes.” With her “yes,” Mary became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit and Mary Just as one cannot think of Christ and the Church without the indispensable intervention of the Holy Spirit, likewise it is impossible to reflect on Mary, the Mother of God and ‘figure and pre-eminent model of the Church’ (LG 53), outside the pneumatological context. A Mother whose flesh was chosen to clothe the Son of God, she became the Ark of the New Covenant, not a spouse of God. Free for commercial use, no attribution required. "Thus MARY BECAME THE SPOUSE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WHEN SHE WAS CONCEIVED, not years later when she gave her consent to the angel Gabriel and conceived Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit. With a full program I did not have time to share all that had been presented to me in this message, “The Water Thief”. Twitter. Google+. Can you say that: "Let the Holy Spirit do with me as he pleases"? MARIAN READINGS: MAY DEVOTION AND NOVENA TO THE HOLY SPIRIT With Fr. It is true that there may be moments in our life when the Spirit comes in a dramatic way to release something for the first time, as the disciples at Ephesus experienced. It has been least thought about by those involved in the charismatic renewal but that has been changing for several years. Download Image of Pentecost: the Holy Spirit descends upon Mary and the apostles. You are of this world; I am not of this world” John 8:23 HCSB). 626 +33 Catholic Married. Thanks be to God! It’s not that Mary is a divine person of the Holy Trinity. natural) and the theological virtues (i.e. The Holy Spirit may be shy, but he is also omnipotent. Because she is the mother of Jesus, God’s Son, Mary really is the Mother of God! When the Holy Spirit came over her at Pentecost, Pope St. John Paul II taught, she became the mother of the Body of Christ – the Church – that was born that day. As I am the true Mother of Jesus, so also am I the true Mother of the Church which is his Mystical Body. The Holy Spirit was present during each stage of Christ’s life. If Mary is also the Spouse of Joseph, how does that not make either Joseph or the Holy spirit an adulterer? In Holy Eucharist, we receive the Risen Jesus under the appearance of bread and wine. So, Mary was “full of grace” on one hand, but free on the other, and like any other creature, she had to practice the moral virtues (i.e. In this presentation, Thomas K Sullivan takes a look at Mary and the Holy Spirit drawing from St. Maximilian Kolbe. Theotokos. The Holy Spirit and Mary, Mother of the Church (#118 bc) “The Vicar of my Son Jesus has had a foreboding of this decisive hour of combat, and so he has solemnly proclaimed me to be Mother of the Church. 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