The Winter, 2013 issue of Communio is dedicated to the theme of “Ecclesiam Sanctam.” It is the third in our series dedicated to a reflection on the mystery of the Church as one, holy, catholic and apostolic.
“The Church, [many of the Fathers] say, continues to live by the pardon that transforms her from a harlot into a holy Bride.”
“The Church . . . becomes holy through the holiness of her heavenly spouse.”
“Mary’s faith . . . [reveals] that faith is the unconditional assent given to the three-fold union of love that God wishes to establish with man: filial, nuptial, and fruitful.”