Monday, February 05, 2007

Women: Be Like Mary

"The mystery of Eve-Mary is also the mystery of every woman. In life, every woman is capable of being Eve or Mary, can conduct herself and fulfill herself either like Eve or like Mary. The first is the woman who degrades herself, the second is the woman who ennobles herself. The first capitulates to temptation; the second resists and defeats the tempter. The first brings ruin upon herself and other; the second saves herself and others. The first also involves Adam in her disgrace; the second collaborates with the New Adam in the work of redemption."

-Fr. Stefano Manelli in All Generations Shall Call Me Blessed: Biblical Mariology.

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