Mary Changed All of Human History by Her “Fiat”

Mary of Nazareth is indeed worthy of our veneration and filial love. "She cooperated by her obedience, faith, hope, and ardent charity in the Savior's work" (Paul VI, Lumen Gentium, 61). She changed all of human history by her "Fiat," by her free consent to the will of God. By this act of faith and love, she allowed herself to be transformed by God. Submitting herself totally to God, she agreed to be the Mother of the Redeemer of the world: the eternal Word became flesh, God became man. From the moment of the Annunciation, she dedicated herself to her Son, to his person and to his work, to the mystery of the redemption that he accomplished. From that day forward and for all time, she assists her Son in his mission of salvation. In every age, Mary is close to the Church, the Body of Christ. And thus, she is rightly called "Mother of the Church." 

ANGELUS, BASILICA OF OUR LADY OF THE MOUNT, MUMBAI, INDIA February 9, 1986

(Pope John Paul II, “Love is the Explanation of Everything”, Rizzoli 2011, Page 098)

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