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VOX POPULI MARIAE MEDIATRICI SPECIAL NOTIFICATION

Response to a Statement of an International Theological Commission
of the Pontifical International Marian Academy


June 13, 1997


Endnotes

  1. In his greetings to the sick after the general audience of 8 September 1982 the Pope said: "Mary, though conceived and born without the taint of sin, participated in a marvelous way in the sufferings of her divine Son, in order to be Coredemptrix of humanity" (Insegnamenti di Giovanni Paolo II, I , V/3 (1982) 404);
           In 1984 in his Angelus address in Arona: "To Our Lady—the Coredemptrix—St. Charles turned with singularly revealing accents" (Inseg VII/2 (1984) 1151 [ORE 860:1]);
           On 31 January 1985, in an address at the Marian shrine in Guayaquil, Ecuador: "Mary goes before us and accompanies us. The silent journey that begins with her Immaculate Conception and passes through the ‘yes’ of Nazareth, which makes her the Mother of God, finds on Calvary a particularly important moment. There also, accepting and assisting at the sacrifice of her son, Mary is the dawn of Redemption;...Crucified spiritually with her crucified son (cf. Gal. 2:20), she contemplated with heroic love the death of her God, she "lovingly consented to the immolation of this Victim which she herself had brought forth" (Lumen Gentium, 58) ...In fact, at Calvary she united herself with the sacrifice of her Son that led to the foundation of the Church; her maternal heart shared to the very depths the will of Christ ‘to gather into one all the dispersed children of God’ (Jn. 11:52). Having suffered for the Church, Mary deserved to become the Mother of all the disciples of her Son, the Mother of their unity.... The Gospels do not tell us of an appearance of the risen Christ to Mary. Nevertheless, as she was in a special way close to the Cross of her Son, she also had to have a privileged experience of his Resurrection. In fact, Mary's role as Coredemptrix did not cease with the glorification of her Son" (Inseg VIII/1 (1985) 318-319 [ORE 876:7]);
            On 31 March 1985, Palm Sunday and World Youth Day: "At the Angelus hour on this Palm Sunday, which the Liturgy calls also the Sunday of the Lord's Passion, our thoughts run to Mary, immersed in the mystery of an immeasurable sorrow. Mary accompanied her divine Son in the most discreet concealment pondering everything in the depths of her heart. On Calvary, at the foot of the Cross, in the vastness and in the depth of her maternal sacrifice, she had John, the youngest Apostle, beside her....May, >Mary our Protectress, the Coredemptrix, to whom we offer our prayer with great outpouring, make our desire generously correspond to the desire of the Redeemer" (Inseg VIII/1 (1985) 889-890 [ORE 880:12]);
            In commemorating the sixth centenary of the canonization of St. Bridget of Sweden on 6 October 1991: "Birgitta looked to Mary as her model and support in the various moments of her life. She spoke energetically about the divine privilege of Mary's Immaculate Conception. She contemplated her astonishing mission as Mother of the Saviour. She invoked her as the Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Sorrows, and Coredemptrix, exalting Mary's singular role in the history of salvation and the life of the Christian people" (Inseg XIV/2 (1991) 756 [ORE 1211:4]. Cf. Monsignor Arthur Calkins, "John Paul II’s Teaching on Marian Coredemption," as found in Mary Coredemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocate: Theological Foundations II, Papal, Pneumatological, Ecumenical, 1997, Queenship Publishing, Santa Barbara, CA.

  2. Cf. Inseg VIII/1 (1985) 318-319 [ORE 876:7].

  3. Pope John Paul II, General Audience of 9 April, L’Osservatore Romano, p. 7, 16 April English ed.

  4. See Miravalle, "Mary Coredemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocate: Foundational Presence in Divine Revelation" as found in Mary Coredemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocate: Theological Foundations, Towards A Papal Definition, 1995, Queenship Publishing, Santa Barbara, CA.

  5. Cf. Rev. John Schug, "Mary, Coredemptrix: The Significance of her Title in the Magisterium of The Church" as found in Mary Coredemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocate: Theological Foundations, Towards A Papal Definition, 1995, Queenship Publishing, Santa Barbara, CA; and Monsignor Arthur Calkins, "John Paul II’s Teaching on Marian Coredemption," as found in Mary Coredemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocate: Theological Foundations II, Papal, Pneumatological, Ecumenical, 1997, Queenship Publishing, Santa Barbara, CA.

  6. Pope John Paul II, Redemptoris Mater, Part III: "Maternal Mediation."

  7. Pope John Paul II, Ut Unum Sint, n.36.

  8. Ibid, n.18.

  9. Cf. Address to the Cardinals and Roman Curia (June 28, 1985),6:AAS 77 (1985), 1153; cf. Ut Unum Sint, n.79.

  10. Ut Unum Sint, n.79.

  11. Ut Unum Sint, n.94.

  12. John Cardinal O’Connor, Letter of Endorsement to Vox Populi Mariae Mediatrici, Feb. 14, 1994, as published in Mary Coredemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocate, Cardinal Endorsements, Queenship Publications, Santa Barbara, CA.,1994.

  13. Pope Paul VI, Encyclical Letter, Humanae Vitae, 1968, p. 6, n.6, Daughters of St. Paul, Boston, MA.

  14. Cf. Address to the Cardinals and Roman Curia (June 28, 1985),6:AAS 77 (1985), 1153; cf. Ut Unum Sint, n.79.






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