January 1, 2019: The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Preaching for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Wamũyũ Teresia Wachira, IBVM offers a reflection inviting us ask, "What can we learn from God’s action of choosing a woman, whom we, in our world will refer to as a nobody, to carry in her womb, Jesus – God’s loving son? What can we learn from God’s choice of shepherds, who are the poorest in the society, shepherds who smell of sheep to be the first bearers of the Good News?"
Wamũyũ Teresia Wachira, IBVM -- of Kenya -- is Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader of the Peace and Conflict studies at St Paul University (an ecumenical private university) in Nairobi, Kenya. She is a member of the Board of Pax Christi International, the global Catholic peace movement. She also serves as a member of the Advisory Committee of the IBVM – United Desk, New York; the co-coordinator of the Loreto Eastern Africa Province Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) committee; and as an active member of the steering committee of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative.
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