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Embroidering the Fabric of Family Love with the Trinitarian Mystery

Embroidering the Fabric of Family Love with the Trinitarian Mystery

Daniel Madigan
University of Notre Dame, Australia

Abstract: The Holy Family is an ideal source of inspiration regarding implications of the mystery of the Trinity for everyday family life. To begin, this paper explores the theological grounds for the assertion that, as Theotokos, Mary enjoys a unique relationship with each of the divine Persons. The ways in which other members of the Holy Family cooperated with Mary in the graces granted her, as both All-pure daughter and Ever-virgin spouse, are then considered. It is hoped that the insights gained might provide inspiration to Christians regarding ways in which they can love members of their own family, whether as children, spouses or parents.