Vatican: “A mother is the only one who can understand her child, because she knows it nude from her womb, in her womb; she brings it into the world nude,” continued Pope Francis. “And then Mary received Him bare at the foot of the Cross and covered Him again.”
The Holy Father was conversing with Don Marco Pozza, theologian and chaplain of a prison in the nothern Italian city of Padua, during the fourth episode of the Ave Maria (“Hail Mary”) program of the Italian Catholic television channel TV2000.
The Holy Father recalled in the southern Italian town of Bari where he saw “in the Cathedral,” an icon of the Virgin and Child: “It was the first time that I saw the child half naked covered by Mary. Mary covers our nakedness,” the Pope said.
The Pope also reminded that ‘a child is never a curse’. He cited the example of Chiara Corbella Petrillo, who died at 23 because she refused care for her health. “She was pregnant and didn’t want to lose her son and, to keep her son until birth, it was she who died. But a child is always a blessing,” he said.
“Mary isn’t almighty; She is a normal woman, full of grace, but normal. And the strength of that grace comes from the Holy Spirit, who accompanied Mary during her whole life,” observed the Pope.
മരിയന് ടൈംസില് പ്രസിദ്ധീകരിക്കുന്ന വാര്ത്തകളും ലേഖനങ്ങളും വീഡിയോകളും മരിയന് ടൈംസിന്റെ മൊബൈല് ആപ്പിലൂടെ നിങ്ങള്ക്ക് നേരിട്ട് ലഭിക്കും.