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A Fr. Ignatuis Story by Victor S.E. Moubarak

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UBI CARITAS ET AMOR. DEUS IBI EST. 
A Fr. Ignatuis Story 

by Victor S.E. Moubarak
What did she know?
It’s amazing how sometimes a chance remark or a word spoken in jest can lead one to think something anew or with a fresh point of view.

Father Ignatius was helping with the dismantling of the Nativity scene in church and putting away the various statues safely for use the following Christmas. One of the helpers lifted the statue of the Virgin Mary and remarked: “Look at her face. She looks sad. It’s as if she knew what was to happen to Jesus when He grew up.” 


“She’s probably tired after giving birth,” replied another helper.


“No … she looks sad, not tired. Do you think she knew that Jesus would be crucified Father?”


Father Ignatius sat down on a nearby chair. 


“I think we need a rest, at least I know I do …” he said.


The other helpers stopped for a while.


“It’s a good question you ask …” continued the priest, “many people have argued about the Virgin Mary over the years, and no doubt will contin…