Saturday, December 16, 2006

Catholic, XXI

The feminine within Catholicism is difficult to miss. The Church, of course, is a she: We are Christ's bride. But the feminine is present, primarily, within Mary, the Theotokos, who nourishes her children as a river nourishes the earth, re-creating and nurturing beauty. (Indeed, Advent itself is a Marian season within the life of the Church, as we wait with her for the birth of her son, our Lord.)

And we honor Him when we honor her.

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