“Seek refuge in Mary because she is the city of refuge. We know that Moses set up three cities of refuge for anyone who inadvertently killed his neighbor. Now the Lord has established a refuge of mercy, Mary, even for those who deliberately commit evil. Mary provides shelter and strength for the sinner.”
– St. Anthony of Padua
If Mary is the “city of refuge,” in what part of her would we experience most fully her love and beatitude? How has she been a city of refuge for you? What quality of her motherhood of all men does this express according to the quote? Note the use of the word “the” in the phrase, “Mary is the ‘city of refuge.’” What does this indicate to you? What does it indicate in light of Mary’s role in God’s plan of
For Reflection: Watch the above video “Holy Mary, Mother of God,” Part 5 with Dr. Edward Sri. What did this holy trip portend about Jesus, the Babe who sojourned in the womb of His mother? What did it portend about Mary and about Joseph, her earthly spouse? What other sacred signs might this moment contain? Journal your thoughts.