Model of Incarnate Love
This work examines Mary, particularly as she stood at the foot of the cross, as a model for participating in a Trinitarian life of communion. O’Byrne outlines two theological themes at the core of Lubich’s thought — “unity” and “Jesus forsaken.” Upon this background she analyzes Lubich’s Mariology, from the moment of Mary’s first yes at the Annunciation to her second at the foot of the cross. O’Byrne then turns her attention to Lubich’s profound understanding of Mary in her desolation as an anthropological model.
Retreat master and lecturer Máire O’Byrne holds a graduate degree from the Milltown Institute of Philosophy and Theology, Dublin. A long-time member of the Focolare Movement, she is the co-director of its New Families division in Ireland.