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Film portrait of Virgin Mary shows total acceptance of God's will, Pope says

May 18, 2012

On May 18, Pope Benedict XVI attended a screening of the new film Mary of Nazareth, directed by Giacomo Campiotti.

After watching the movie, Pope Benedict commented that it shows the personal choices made by three women: Herodias, Mary Magdalene, and the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Three experiences: a paradigm of how one can build their life around selfishness, being locked within oneself and material things, being guided by evil, or rather upon the presence of a God who came and stays with us, who awaits us with kindness if we make a mistake and asks that we follow Him, that we trust in Him. Mary of Nazareth is the woman of a full and total "Here I am" to the divine will. In her "Yes", repeated even when faced with the sorrow of the loss of her child, we find complete and profound beatitude.

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