This encyclical is subtitled On the Blessed Virgin Mary in the life of the Pilgrim Church and deals with a number of issues in Mariology. It is a somewhat detailed encyclical with three main parts, as well as an introductory section and a conclusions section.
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The encyclical starts by discussing the special place of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the plan of salvation and continues to focus on Mary's role in the Mystery of Christ in Part I of the encyclical. This encyclical states:.
The pontiff said:. The Pope notes the special honor in which Mary is held by the Orthodox Church and the ancient Churches of the East, and mentions the extensive artistic tradition which depicts her as the god-bearing Theotokos ; the Hodegetria , "she who shows the way"; and the Eleusa , or Virgin of Tenderness.
The pontiff singled out Saint Louis who also inspired the pontiff's motto Totus Tuus in this encyclical, saying that:. The seeds of this encyclical may be traced to the statement by Pope John Paul II that as a young seminarian he "read and reread many times and with great spiritual profit" a work of Saint Louis de Montfort and that:  .
In the conclusion to the encyclical the pontiff stated: "The Church sees the Blessed Mother of God in the saving mystery of Christ and in her own mystery". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
For the papal chapel, see Redemptoris Mater Chapel. For the international missionary seminaries, see Redemptoris Mater seminary.
Magisterial Documents: Redemptoris Mater
In Latin In English. Virgo by Josef Moroder-Lusenberg.
Hymns to Mary. Devotional practices. Movements and societies. Key Marian feast days.
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Pope John Paul II. Eastern Orthodox Church Judaism. Bibliography Teachings.
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