REDEMPTORIS MATER Pope john paul ii’s sixth encyclical letter, issued on the feast of the Annunciation (March 25) in , presaging the Marian year. Redemptoris Mater is a papal encyclical written by Pope John Paul II in explicating the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings on Mariology. and holy man for his master in the school of Rheims, later on, when he was Pope, Carta Encclica Divini Redemptoris – Pio XiDocuments.

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Umbratilem – Pio XI

It is significant that Mary, recognizing in the words of the divine messenger the will of the Most High and submitting to his power, says: It is also a constant challenge to people’s consciences, a challenge to man’s whole historical awareness: At the same time, there were also fulfilled on Golgotha the words which Simeon had addressed to Mary: He devotes special attention to the ecumenical issues concerning Mary, especially with respect to the East, longing for the time when both the East and the West will be the one Church again breathing with “both lungs” no.

And, what is more, together with the Father, the Son has chosen her, entrusting her eternally to the Spirit of holiness. This is perhaps the deepest “kenosis” of faith in human history. In Patristic tradition there is a wide and varied interpretation of this expression: As the Council teaches, Mary “stands out among the poor and humble of the Lord, who confidently await and receive salvation from him.

Itaque Statuta Ordinis Cartusiensis, ut, correcta atque emendata, supra referuntur, auctoritate Nostra apostolica approbamus et confirmamus, iisdemque inviolabilis apostolicae firmitatis robur adiicimus, et omnes ac singulos defectus, si qui in ea inciderint, supplemus ac sanamus.

In this regard, I would like to recall, among the many witnesses and teachers of this spirituality, the figure of Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, who proposes consecration to Christ through the hands of Mary, as an effective means for Christians to live faithfully their baptismal commitments. We do supply and make good all and each defect that may perchance have crept into them.

Views Read Edit View history. If in himself he remains ineffable encclicx unsearchable, still more ineffable and unsearchable is he in the reality of the Incarnation of the Word, who became man through the Virgin of Nazareth.


Mary in the life of the Church and of every Christian The Carthusians call their Rule the Statutes. Without any doubt, Mary is worthy of blessing by the very fact that she became the mother of Jesus according to the flesh “Blessed is the womb redemptlris bore you, and the breasts that you sucked”but also and especially because already at the Annunciation she accepted the word of God, because she believed it, because she was obedient to God, and because she “kept” the word and “pondered it in her heart” cf.

Simeon’s words cast new light on the announcement which Mary had heard from the angel: But each in his own order: Etenim, quamvis monachi a procuratione animarum ceterisque externis ministeriis refugerent, sensim gradatimque contigit, ut cum divinarum rerum commentatione ac contemplatione actionem vitae coniungerent. Quadragesimo anno 01 Pio XI.

Mary “intercedes” for mankind. The words “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord” express the fact that from the outset she accepted and understood her own motherhood as a total gift of self, a gift of her person to the service of the saving plans of the Most High.

Redemptoris Mater (seminary)

The Virgin of Nazareth became the first “witness” of this saving love of the Father, and she also wishes to remain its humble handmaid always and everywhere. Mother of the Redeemer is the name for certain Roman Catholic seminaries which operate under the auspices of the Neocatechumenal Way and have as their mission the formation of priests for the “New Evangelization”. Of course she does not know him as the Father does; and yet she is the first of those to whom the Father “has chosen to reveal him” cf.

He announced the Kingdom: From this point of view, particularly eloquent is the passage in the Gospel of John which presents Mary at the wedding feast of Cana.

This encyclical is subtitled On the Blessed Virgin Mary in the life of the Pilgrim Church and deals with a number of issues in Mariology. They flow forth from the superabundance of the merits of Christ, rest on his mediation, depend entirely on it, and draw all their power from it. By a more profound study of both Mary and the Church, clarifying each by the light of the other, Christians who are eager to do what Jesus tells them-as their Mother recommends cf.


Saint John Damascene, Hom. She knows that as such she can point out to her Son the needs of mankind, and in fact, she “has the right” to do so. At fixed hours of the day and of the night they assemble in the monastic church, to chant the divine office singing the whole of it viva et rotunda voce with a voice that is lively and full according to the very ancient Gregorian melodies of their choir books, and with the accompaniment of no musical instrument.

It is a faith that is passed on simultaneously through both the mind and the heart. And until the death of Herod they will have to remain in Egypt cf. To believe means “to abandon oneself” to the truth of the word of the living God, knowing and humbly recognizing “how unsearchable are his fncclica and how inscrutable his ways” Rom.

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If it is true, as the Council itself proclaims, 8 that encclics in the mystery of the Incarnate Word does the mystery of man take on light,” then this principle must be applied enccliva a very particular way to that exceptional “daughter of the human race,” that extraordinary “woman” who became the Mother of Christ. Immediately after the narration of the Annunciation, the Evangelist Luke guides us in the footsteps of the Virgin of Nazareth towards “a city of Judah” Lk.

How great, how heroic then is the obedience of faith shown by Mary in the face of Enclcica “unsearchable judgments”! They must resolve considerable discrepancies of doctrine concerning the mystery and ministry of the Church, and sometimes also concerning the role of Mary in the work of salvation.

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