Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Papal Teaching for Today

From Pope Pius XII's encyclical "Fulgens Corona," proclaiming a Marian Year to commemorate the centenary of the definition of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, September 8, 1953 (full text here): 

And it seems to Us that the Blessed Virgin, who throughout the whole course of her life -- both in joys, which affected her deeply, as in distress and atrocious suffering, through which she is Queen of Martyrs -- never departed from the precepts and example of her own Divine Son, it seems to us, We say, that she repeats to each of us those words, with which she addressed the servers at the wedding feast of Cana, pointing as it were to Jesus Christ: "Whatsoever He shall say to you, do ye" John. 2. 5).

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