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December 13 – Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr (Syracuse, early 4th century)
We are called upon to follow the Gospel, but not by our strength alone
The Gospel calls us to an ideal goal that is obviously not within our reach. However, through faith, we can gain a different understanding. It is not by our strength alone that we are called to follow the Gospel, but it is by our communion with Christ, reinforced daily by the Eucharist and the practice of charity.
The Virgin Mary became the Handmaid of the Lord by totally accepting and being entirely open to the work of the Holy Spirit. All we have to do is to imitate her, by welcoming the coming of the Lord, so that our whole life may be transformed. Jesus calls us to become saints and it is by his most Blessed Mother that we can truly be fashioned in his image.
Father Guy Frénod, O.P.
Excerpt from a Homily
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