“The ‘yes’ of Mary,” the Pope said, “opens the ‘yes door’ of Jesus: ‘I have come to do your will’, the ‘yes’ that goes with Jesus throughout His life, even to the Cross.” Francis stressed that the ‘yes’ of Mary is the ‘yes’ of the whole history of salvation.
Jesus was so obedient, the Pope pointed out, stressing that while He asked the Father to take the cup from Him the cup, He concludes: “Thy will be done.”
“In Jesus Christ,” Francis exclaimed, “you have the ‘yes’ of God: He is the ‘yes.'”
“Today, is the celebration of ‘yes,'” Francis said. “In the ‘yes’ of Mary, there is the ‘yes’ of all the history of Creation,” and here begins the last ‘yes ‘ of man and God.” With Mary’s yes, he underscored, “God recreates, as [He did] in the beginning with a ‘yes’ that made the world and man, that beautiful Creation,” and now with this ‘yes,’ “recreates the world more marvelously, recreates all of us … It is the ‘yes’ of God that sanctifies us, that makes us go ahead in Jesus Christ.”
May the Lord, the Pope prayed, “give us the grace to enter this road of men and women who were able to say yes.”
After his homily, the Vincentian Sisters who serve Casa Santa Marta renewed their vows. “They do this every year,” Francis said, “because Saint Vincent was very smart and knew that the mission that was entrusted to them was very difficult and for this reason wanted that they renew their vows annually.”