The Lamb of God – Jesus – is the focal point of the Apparition at Knock. It is as if Mary is saying in the Apparition: “look at my beloved Son”, crucified to show love for you. And Jesus wants us not only to be in relationship with him but to imitate him – as Mary told the servants at Cana in Galilee: ‘do whatever He tells you.’ So, because of our Baptism, we are called to imitate Christ in His love for the world. And though we will not be called to shedding our blood for Christ – though some Christians are – we are called to be missionaries – to tell others of the love of God and to show it in how we live our lives.
Because of our baptism we are called to be missionaries. At the Closing Mass of the SMA Novena in honour of Our Lady, those who gathered in the Basilica as well as those who joined by webcam were first of all thanked for their support of the Missions but also asked to continue to pray and support the work of all Irish missionaries.
Below view a short address from the SMA Provincial Leader, Fr Malachy Flanagan and the Homily preached during the Mass by Fr Martin Kavanagh.
|Fr Malachy Flannagan’s Address||Fr Martin Kavanagh’s Homily|