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‘Afternoon Tea with Our Lady’ in Tortuga

Who is a more powerful intercessor than Mary? So asked Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu at a May 26 Mass that preceded the Tortuga RC Church’s annual ‘Afternoon Tea with Our Lady’.

Preaching the homily on the theme Celebrating Our Lady’s Intercession, His Excellency announced that it was Mary’s prayer and her confidence and trust which led to the miracle at the wedding feast at Cana. “There is no other person in the Bible who is able to make Jesus, and that is to make God do something when it is not God’s hour.”

In referencing John 2:3, the nuncio said Mary told her Son there was no wine and His response was that His hour had not yet come. “Mary tells how to pray with confidence. She sits there quietly. She does not argue with Him; she does not try to explain; she does not even try to insist. She simply goes away full of confidence but in trust … She simply turns to the servants and says, do whatever He tells you, which meant she knew that He was going to tell them something. What a confidence.”

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