BEHOLD YOUR SON (JOHN 19:27) Standing at the foot of the cross are the tiny broken figures of Mary and the beloved disciple. The face of Christ is formless. The pain and disfigurement it expresses are monumental. At this truly crucial moment, Jesus entrusts the beloved disciple to his mother. With this gesture he inaugurated the Church of his followers. Christ's work is accomplished, but it needs to be announced and implemented by his disciples. Among them, Mary plays the role of the mother who opens the way to her son. Thus, Chaminade was convinced that each person needs to be formed by Mary in the spirit of her son.
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