December 10, 2020, Memorial of Our Lady of Loreto, Holy Rosary (Luminous Mysteries) | Comment: New Eve

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Friends of the Rosary,

Let’s reflect a bit on the mystery of the Immaculate Conception.

Because of the disobedience of the first woman Eve, sin entered into the world. And because of the obedience of the Blessed Virgin Mary, grace and hope returned to Earth.

That explains what human existence is about.

God created Adam and Eve immaculate, without the original sin. But they both fall into disgrace, betraying the Author of the Life. They brought sin and death to everyone.

Jesus Christ and Blessed Mary were immaculately conceived, too. But they both remained loyal and faithful to the Lord of all Creation. With Jesus and Mary, humanity was redeemed from sin and despair.

The new Adam and new Eve brought us freedom, hope, and joy. Our human existence, as part of all the Creation, started to make sense.

Our life would consist of purifying our souls by serving God and neighbors until fully joining—and enjoying—the Divinity.

Ave Maria!

[Written by Mikel A | The Rosary Network, New York]


We celebrate today the Memorial of Our Lady of Loreto. The title refers to the house in Nazareth in which Mary was born, was saluted by the Angel, the Holy Family lived, and the Word became flesh at the Annunciation.

The holy house was transported from Palestine to Loreto, in Italy, in the fourteen century, according to the tradition.

Our Lady of Loreto was the first international shrine dedicated to the Blessed Virgin. For centuries, it has been a Marian center and revered pilgrimage site.

[Written by Mikel A | The Rosary Network, New York]