Sunday, August 29, 2010

Novena In Honor of Maria Bambina

Day 1 (August 30)
Theme: Mary; Daughter of Zion
Reflection:

The Title “Daughter of Zion” has a great instructive and operative value for us. It is the affirmation of the communality of the redemption. The Christian community has in Mary more than just a model but it has relationship of life.

God willed to express his maternal love toward human beings by raising up the church. Mother in all times, the daughter of Zion has represented the chosen people’s vocation of perennial motherhood. Mary is the model in the community of the last times, She is also the mother of that community. In Mary is realized of the promise of the birth of a new people of whom Christ is the head and the Christians are the members.

It is through Mary that Zion has bought forth a new people and has numerous children that their mother feeds and consoles thanks to God and his holy spirit. She is the mother of the members of Christ as the council of constitution of the catholic church.

Everyone of us in the church enjoys the divine gift but at the same time we must participate also in the maternal mission of the church. Every time that the church works, proclaims celebrate or sanctifies with the sacrament all the members of the church are involved in it. Each with his or her own charism and proper function, this is the continuation of Daughter of Zion.

Novena Prayer:

Holy child Mary of the Royal house of David, Queen of the angels, Mother of grace and love, I greet you with all my heart. Obtain for me the grace to love the Lord faithfully, during all the days of my life. Obtain for me too, a great devotion to you, who are the creatures of God’s love.

Hail Mary...

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