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MARY: FROM A WOMAN’S VIEW by SISTER CLARA SCHROEDER, CSJP

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Mary, the chosen one from God to be the Mother of His son, Jesus, was a woman of Great Mystery, a woman of Deep Sorrow , and a woman of Unusual Trust . While Mary had other most unique qualities, I will zero in on these three qualities— Great Mystery,  Deep Sorrow and Unusual Trust .  Now the Bible tells us in Matthew and Luke’s Gospels that Jesus was born not through the human way of birth but through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Luke goes into more detail when he describes the appearance of Angel Gabriel who tells this to Mary. Here we have Mystery !  And Mary did not hesitate to let Angel Gabriel know.  She tells him—“That’s impossible!  Joseph and I are not married yet and I’ve always been faithful to him.  We’re not living together either.” And as you know from Scripture Angel Gabriel clarified how Mary’s son would be born—through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Matthew tells us this also but not in as much detail as Luke tells us. As I prayed and pondered this,

A NOTE FROM ROBERT LAURICELLA, TRENTON 126

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Dear Cursillistas, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone in our community for reaching out and preparing me to work on team 126.   Each time I work on these men's weekends takes me back to when I made my weekend, years back. Going out into the environment after these weekends does make an impact on everyone in our community.  We are all on the same spiritual journey. We are all called to walk with Jesus.  It is up to us to respond yes to His call.  As we come closer to our Lord's birth let us remember to pray, pray, pray.  My favorite scripture verse is from John 3:16.  "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son." I congratulate the new candidates of Trenton 126 and offer words of encouragement.  You and all Cursillistas are living under Mary's Mantle. Go out and live your fourth day.  It is a challenge in this environment.  May Jesus' light continue to shine in your hearts.  Bring that friend to

SCHOOL OF LEADERS by MARY WEIS

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Our School of Leaders today was amazing! I know that word is overused and exaggerated but not in this case. Over 30 people attended the best Christmas SOL ever! We were inspired and prayerful from Sister Clara’s talk given by Pat Burke about the Holy Mother. What a beautiful unique outlook on the Virgin Mary and her relationship with her Son. We must seek pure joy even with sorrow, as Our Lady did, only through God. Our beloved Sister Clara could not be with us in person but was with us in spirit and had written such a beautiful talk, no one wanted to wait to hear it. Al Martella gave such an awesome inspiring witness, it still fills my heart  ️ and rings true, hours later.  Those in Cursillo know: we are changed, transformed, by the Holy Spirit over the years to glorious cursillistas awaiting the coming of Christ, seen through our brothers and sisters. May the new babe chicks experience that joy. Brothers and Sisters, may the peace of Christmas remain in your hearts throug