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Weekly Message From the Director
Dear Friend of Our Lady of Angels,
I share with you parts of paragraph #21 taken from Pope (St.) John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter, “The Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary.”
Moving on from the infancy and the hidden life of Jesus in Nazareth to the public life of Jesus, our contemplation brings us to those mysteries which may be called in a special way mysteries of light. Certainly the whole mystery of Christ is a mystery of light. He is the “light of the world” (Jn 8:12). Yet this truth emerges in a special way during the years of his public life, when he proclaims the Gospel of the Kingdom.
In proposing to the Christian community five significant moments – “luminous” mysteries – during this phase of Christ’s life, I think that the following can be fittingly singled out: (1) his Baptism in the Jordan, (2) his self-manifestation at the wedding of Cana, (3) his proclamation of the Kingdom of God, with his call to conversion, (4) his Transfiguration, and finally, (5) his institution of the Eucharist, as the sacramental expression of the Paschal Mystery.
Each of these mysteries is a revelation of the Kingdom now present in the very person of Jesus. The Baptism in the Jordan is first of all a mystery of light. Here, as Christ descends into the waters, the innocent one who became “sin” for our sake, the heavens open wide and the voice of the Father declares him the beloved Son while the Spirit descends upon him to invest him with the mission which he is to carry out.
The second mystery, the first of the signs, given at Cana, when Christ changes water into wine and opens the hearts of the disciples to faith, thanks to the intervention of Mary, the first among believers. The third mystery of light is the preaching by which Jesus proclaims the coming of the Kingdom of God, calls to conversion and forgives the sins of all who draw to him in humble trust.
The fourth mystery, the mystery of light par excellence is the Transfiguration. The glory of the Godhead shines forth from the face of Christ as the Father commands the astonished Apostles to “listen to him” and to prepare to experience with him the agony of the Passion, so as to come with him to the joy of the Resurrection and a life transfigured by the Holy Spirit.
The final mystery of light is the institution of the Eucharist, in which Christ offers his body and blood under the signs of bread and wine and testifies “to the end” his love for humanity, for whose salvation he will offer himself in sacrifice.
In these mysteries, apart from the miracle at Cana, the presence of Mary remains in the background. Yet the words placed upon Mary’s lips at Cana, “Do whatever he tells you” are words Mary addresses to the Church of every age.
Devotedly on Our Lady of Angels
Rev. William J. O’Brien, C.M.
Christmas Novenas of Masses
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