Mary Lights the Way

Part 14: The Challenge of Holy Poverty

The following is part 14 of a special series on the role Mary plays in the life of the Church.

Last time we looked at the tremendous joy that can fill the hearts of those who lead a life of Gospel simplicity.

But what if we are not actually poor in material goods? Must we give away all our wealth in order to find the joy of holy poverty that Mary found? No doubt some of us are called to do so.

Part 12: Mary, Most Obedient

The following is part 12 of a special series on the role Mary plays in the life of the Church.

The virtue of "obedience" has a bad name these days. Some people think that to be obedient means to be a mindless slave and to accept being treated as a child. Household cats seem to be of this opinion as well. As one observer put it, "Your cat will never really obey you: Sometimes he will just agree with you." But that is not the Gospel virtue of "obedience" either.

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