The call for 'synodality' is an invitation to re-define who we are. All the roles we play, keep us away from our true selves. Two particular roles have separated 'frattelli tutti' from one another. The deepest and an almost unstoppable gap is created with gender roles.
Mary the maiden from Nazareth was raised to the pinnacle of glory today. The human family joins her in her blessings. She is celebrated by the great English poet as “our tainted nature’s solitary boast.”
May we celebrate the gift of our parents today. As St. Anne and Joachim brought forth our mother Mary, the protector of all against the pandemic, let each family be the holy family and let parents and children stand together at this moment of COVID-19 challenge.