Father Broom tells us that Mary, the Mother of God was the one who kept the Hope of the Resurrection alive on Holy Saturday – we dedicate every Saturday to her for this reason.
St. Ignatius and many of the Doctors of the Church believe that Our Lord’s 1st appearance on Easter was to this beacon of hope… Mary – His Mother and Our Mother.
”It seems unbelievable that a man should perish in whose favor Christ said to His Mother: ‘Behold thy son’, provided that he has not turned a deaf ear to the words, which Christ addressed to him: ‘Behold thy Mother.’”
–Saint Robert Bellarmine, Cardinal-Bishop and Doctor of the Church
Father Ed Broom OMV is a member of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary and is Associate Pastor at St. Peter Chanel Church in Hawaiian Gardens California.
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