Our Spiritual Mother: Sunday, August 23, 2015

J.M.J. In his January 1, 2007 Homily during the Mass celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City on the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God, which was also the Fortieth World Day of Peace, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (2005-2013) recognized the centuries-old doctrine of the Spiritual Maternity, not to mention the fact that Our Blessed Lady is also Mater Ecclesiae or "Mother of the Church":

As Mother of Christ, Mary is also 
Mother of the Church, which my venerable 
Predecessor, the Servant of God Paul VI chose 
to proclaim on 21 November 1964 
at the Second Vatican Council. Lastly, 
Mary is the Spiritual Mother of all humanity
because Jesus on the Cross shed His blood 
for all of us and from the Cross He entrusted us 
all to her maternal care.

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