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Celebrate this month: Mary, Mother of God. Jan. 1.

"This woman, this mother, sorrowing, knows the opposition and rejection, the pain and persecution, the suffering and death of all those who will seek to be faithful to the Word of God made flesh.... This woman listens, hears, sees, and soothes, not stopping the pain, but sharing it and bearing it with him, and so, with us too....

"We must not only learn to pray for the easing of our own sorrows but make sure that we are not the cause of pain for others. And then we must seek to be the one who consoles, who soothes and brings balm and the oil of healing and gladness to others." (Megan McKenna, Christ All Merciful, Orbis)
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Title Annotation:spirituality cafe
Publication:U.S. Catholic
Date:Jan 1, 2007
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