The Need to Focus on Mary – Oct 11 – Homily – Msgr. Calkins

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Msgr. Arthur B. Calkins gives the first homily at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Crosse, WI on Oct 11, 2019, at our Symposium "Mary Coredemptrix: Why the Dogma?" where he explains how we need to focus on Mary whom he relates to the new earth, descending from heaven as a holy city as depicted in the book of Revelations in the readings today, and to the Annunciation. From this, he expounds on Mary's Immaculate Conception and how she is the New Eve, the Handmaid of the Lord who could cooperate in a unique way with Christ's work of becoming a slave to set us free. Upon this, the Coredemption of Mary is based, which ultimately rests on the Absolute Primacy of Christ. As such, to deny the Coredemption of Mary is to deny Christ as outlined by Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner.

This symposium took place at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe October 11-12, 2019 and had 8 talks, 2 QA sessions, and 2 Homilies. The theme was "Mary Coredemptrix: Why the Dogma?" and included a commemoration of the Marian legacy of Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner. It was sponsored by the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate in conjunction with Mark Miravalle and the International Marian Association (IMA)

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Ave Maria!

Mass: Friday 27th Week of Ordinary Time - Weekday
1st: joe 1:13-15, 2:1-2
Resp: psa 9:2-3, 6, 16, 8-9 0
Gsp: luk 11:15-26

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