Mater Ecclesiae in Ordinary Time

We celebrate today the memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church, an ancient title of the Virgin, which was formally instituted into the Holy Mass and the Litany of Loreto by Paul VI during the Second Vatican Council, with a subsequent official votive Mass in 1975.
Pope Francis, through Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation of Divine Worship in an official decree of February 11, 2017 (Our Lady of Lourdes), instituted this memorial to be celebrated on the Monday after Pentecost Sunday.
During the Council, there was debate whether to have a separate document on Our Lady, but the decision was made

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Robert Cardinal Sarah and the Mother of the Church

CONGREGATION FOR DIVINE WORSHIP
AND THE DISCIPLINE OF THE SACRAMENTS
DECREE
ON THE CELEBRATION
OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY MOTHER OF THE CHURCH
IN THE GENERAL ROMAN CALENDAR
The joyous veneration given to the Mother of God by the contemporary Church, in light of reflection on the mystery of Christ and on his nature, cannot ignore the figure of a woman (cf. Gal 4:4), the Virgin Mary, who is both the Mother of Christ and Mother of the Church.
In some ways this was already present in the mind of the Church from the premonitory words of Saint Augustine and Saint Leo the Great. In fact the

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