Mary, Mother of God – 1 january 2017


Saint of the Day for January 1

Image: The Virgin and Child | Sandro Botticelli.

January 1.

Perhaps one of the more theological feasts of Mary, this feast of her title.

The Story of Mary, Mother of God

Mary’s divine motherhood broadens the Christmas spotlight. Mary has an important role to play in the Incarnation of the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. She consents to God’s invitation conveyed by the angel (Luke 1:26-38). Elizabeth proclaims: “Most blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” (Luke 1:42-43, emphasis added). Mary’s role as mother of God places her in a unique position in God’s redemptive plan.[ continue]


Source: Mary, Mother of God – Franciscan Media