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Bulletin 29 Dec 2018 – 5 Jan 2019

FROM ANTIQUITY, Mary has been called Theotokos, or ‘God-Bearer’ (Mother of God). In 431 AD, the Church Council of Ephesus declared
that the holy virgin Mary is the Theotokos (for she gave birth to the Word of God become flesh by birth) to reaffirm the central truth of what occurred in the Incarnation of Jesus Christ: that Jesus was both divine and human, with the two natures united in His One Person. This wonderful title Mary, Mother of God, also reveals a profound truth about us. We are invited into the very relationship that she had with her Son. We can become God-bearers to all those whom we encounter. – www.catholic.org