The Mother of God as Understood by Saint Cyril of Alexandria: Saturday, June 27, 2015

J.M.J. The Church delights especially every Saturday as she contemplates the Mother of God. Today is also the Memorial of Saint Cyril, Bishop and Doctor (370-444).

This great man, who was present at and contributed mightily to the Council of Ephesus (431), begged Nestorius to adhere to the teaching of the Fathers of the Church, namely that Our Lady is the Theotokos or "Mother of God." 

Saint Cyril's fidelity and perseverance are so helpful to us as we plead by our prayers to God through Mary and our good example that Holy Marriage will be viewed, accepted and lived as the Almighty intended.

It may seem too difficult not to be discouraged, and yet we must keep going, as the priest prays during Holy Mass, "as we await the blessed hope, and the coming of Our Savior, Jesus Christ."

Let us recite the Memorare today as we ask Our Lady to comfort us.

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