Issue 2: Mary

Mary, the mother of Jesus, is mentioned in the New Testament only occasionally, yet has remained central to the Church and the Christian faith for thousands of years. So why, overcoming months, does the liturgical year contain so many feast days devoted to Mary?

Modern theological reflection about Mary, mother of God, emphasises a woman-of-faith; the first among all disciples; the symbolic embodiment—or model—of the Church; deeply concerned for the poor, the ill, the disempowered and the marginalised; and a free woman—active in the events of her time—courageous, strong, resilient, intelligent and enduring.

So what relevance does Mary have to today’s kids, teens and adults?

This edition of REmail is designed to assist you in discussing Mary and her relevance in the modern world.

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