Mary’s Mindfulness

Fr. Bob’s homily for the Solemnity of Mary…

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Solemnity of Mary 2017

Did you ever wonder how Mary and Joseph kept it together?  For the past few weeks, we have heard of their remarkable journey.  It is composed of an unending stream of miracles, prophecies, angels and dreams, all speaking of a life beyond their imagination. Given how outrageously the mission of giving birth and raising God’s son was given to them, how did they handle it so graciously?  Why isn’t there a verse around Luke 2:46 that says, “And then Mary had a panic attack.”

We learn a great deal about why in this Gospel when we hear, “And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.” She did not allow any detail of God’s great plan escape her notice.  She held on to all of them and reflected on them, making sense of what this meant for her child, her family, herself and…

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