Mary, Unique Cooperator – Sep 15 – Homily – Fr Josemaria

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Fr Josemaria gives the homily at Bloomington, IN on Sep 15, 2020, on the feast Our Lady of Sorrows on how Mary is the Unique Cooperator with Christ at the foot of the cross.

0:00 - Mary's unique cooperation

2:20 - Nazareth to Calvary

3:35 - Acquiring and Distributing Graces

4:22 - CoRedemption 3 aspects - 1 Active

6:05 - 2 Immediate and direct

8:25 - 3 Subordinated and dependent on Christ

9:16 - St Bridget

10:07 - Mary the New Eve

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0:10 Mary's unique cooperation - Jesus always shares His Cross.

CCC 494 http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p122a3p2.htm#494 "Being obedient she became the cause of salvation for herself and for the whole human race."

2:20 Nazareth to Calvary

Her Heart Broken by her Unbroken word

Simeon, Calvary

3:35 Acquiring and Distributing Graces

Mary's unique cooperation in the redemption both in acquiring graces which is  Coredemption and in distributing Mediatrix

Regarding her Coredemption three aspects:

4:22 - 1 Active - "Espousing the divine will for salvation wholeheartedly" CCC 494
Principle of Fittingness - attribute to virgin mary perfections and prerogatives fitting to her dignity and mission
Infused knowledge at foot of the cross of all sin and actively
6:05 - 2 Immediate and direct - "she gave herself entirely to the person and to the work of her Son"

Gibson's passion of Christ - Mary Letting go of stones pebbles at foot of Cross

8:25 - 3 Subordinated and dependent on Christ - St Louis Montfort's hypothetical necessity - could have redeemed any way, but once he chose one it became necessary. So, Mary's participation became necessary.

9:16 St Bridget - Jesus, “My Mother and I saved man as with one Heart only, I by suffering in My Heart and My Flesh, she by the sorrow and love of her Heart.”

10:07 Mary the New Eve - United and associated with Christ (the New Adam) in the work of salvation, like Eve was associated with Adam in the ruin of all mankind

Thus she is also our Mother.

Ave Maria!

Mass: Our Lady of Sorrows - Feast
Readings:  - http://usccb.org/bible/readings/091520.cfm
1st: heb 5:7-9
Resp: psa 31:2-3, 3-4, 5-6, 15-16, 20
Gsp: joh 19:25-27

More on the Readings: https://airmaria.com/r?m=1154

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