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Biblical texts relating to Mary the Mother of Jesus

Lk 1:26-38 The Annunciation. Let it be done to me according to your word.
To be open, so that the Word of God can take flesh.

Lk 1:39-56 The Visitation.
Recognise the Word of God in the events of life.

Mt 1:17-25 Mary and Joseph. Do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife.
Accept the Word even when you do not expect it.

Lk 2:1-20 The Nativity She kept all these things in her heart.
The marginalised recognise and accept the Word.

Lk 2:21-32 The Presentation. My eyes have seen your salvation.
Many years of life purifies the eyes.

Lk 2:33-38 Simeon and Anna. A sword shall pierce your heart.
To be Christian is to be a sign of contradiction.

Mt 2:1-12 The Wise Men came from the East. We saw a star in the East and we came.
Recognise the saviour in a child.

Mt 2:13-23 The Flight into Egypt. The King wants to kill the child.
The new and definitive exodus has begun.

Lk 2:39-52 In the Temple when Jesus was twelve years old. Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?
Obedience and disobedience go together.

Jn 1:1-12 The Wedding Feast at Cana. Do whatever he tells you.
What did they do with the wine which was left over?

Lk 11:27-38 Jesus praised his mother. Blessed is the womb that bore you.
Blessed is the one who hears the word and lives by it.

Jn 19:25-28 At the foot of the Cross. Behold your son. Behold your mother.
New life is born at the hour of death.

Acts 1:12-14 In the Upper Room. They per"ered in prayer, together with the women
The first community: seed and ideal.

Rev.12:1-17 A great sign in the heavens. A woman clothed in the sun.
Fragile life conquered the power of death.

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