Monday, December 19, 2016

Pope reflects on Mary and Joseph, mystery of God's closeness with humanity - Independent Catholic News

Pope reflects on Mary and Joseph, mystery of God's closeness with humanity - Independent Catholic News: Thousands gathered in St Peter's Square for the Angelus with Pope Francis. The Holy Father reflected on the day's Gospel which he said 'shows us two people, who more than any other, have been involved in this mystery of love: the Virgin Mary and her husband Joseph. The mystery of love, mystery of the closeness of God with humanity.' 'Mary is presented in the light of the prophecy that says: 'Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son.' The Evangelist Matthew recognizes what had happened in Mary, that she conceived Jesus as a work of the Holy Spirit.

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