“Today, the eighth day after Christmas, we celebrate the Holy Mother of God,” Pope Francis proclaimed on January 1, 2019. “As the shepherds of Bethlehem, we remain with our gaze fixed on Her and on the Child she has in her arms.”
His reflection came before praying the noonday Angelus on the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with a crowd estimated at 40,000 in St. Peter’s Square.
He explained that Mary shows Jesus to the world and blessed the path of everyone as the new year begins. Each person, he continued, will experience a good “in the measure in

Praise the Lord

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