Friday, January 9, 2015

J.M.J. Do you know the date on which you received the Sacrament of Baptism?

Previously, Pope Francis encouraged his listeners to investigate this matter and then to reflect on the profound meaning of Baptism.

This Sunday is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

Was Our Lady baptized?

"With regard to Baptism, we may be equally sure that Our Lady willingly submitted to it, most likely with the other disciples before the Last Supper. This she did, not in order to be cleansed from original sin, which she never had, but in order to be marked with the sacramental character, to be officially incorporated into the Church, and to be able to approach the other sacraments of which she was capable."

Juniper B. Carol, O.F.M., Fundamentals of Mariology (New York: Benziger Brothers, Inc., 1956), 128.

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