"...for my house will be called a house of prayer for all peoples." Isaiah 56:7

"O Lord,...you have been pleased to bless this house of your servant, so that it will always remain. It is you, O Lord, who blessed it, and it will be blessed forever." 1 Chr 17: 26-27

Sr. Marie De Mandat-Grancey Foundation
P.O.Box 275
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724 USA

" I am not a priest and cannot bless them, but all that the heart of a mother can ask of God for her children, I ask of Him and will never cease to ask Him." ~ Sister Marie

“The grace of our Lord be with us forever.” ~ Sr. Marie

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Theotokos: Mary, Mother of God - Council of Ephesus 431 AD

The Pope gave a speech last week on Mary as the Theotokos, Mother of God, as so
pronounced at the Council of Ephesus in 431 A.D.
Ephesus, Turkey is where we are blessed to still treasure Mary's House, the last home of Mary, Mother of God. For this treasure we thank God and its Foundress Sister Marie deMandat-Grancey who spent her life in service to the Mother of God and her little house in Ephesus from its discovery in 1891 until her death in 1915.

Introduction to the speech:

Following a reading of prayers for the Third Hour, Pope Benedict addressed the bishops assembled in Rome for the First general congregation of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops. These represented Catholic bishops, including those of the Maronite, Melkite, Coptic, and Assyrian rites.

Full text in English and Italian of Pope Benedict's address to the Mideast Synod of Bishops, October 11th 2010.
Thank you to Mr. Bill Quatman
for sharing this link with us.
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the ruins of Council Church in Ephesus.