Sing of Mary
This is an amazing article about how individuals have multiple genomes, not just one. The quote that provoked my thoughts on Mary is this one: “It’s pretty likely that any woman who has been pregnant is a chimera”. This means that Mary, the mother of God, had a unique union with her son. The two of them, in a particular sense, were one; as parts of Mary shared the cells of Jesus even after he left her womb.
The goal of Catholicism, as I have mentioned before, is union with God. As I am fond of quoting St. Joan of Arc, “About Jesus Christ and the Church, I simply know they’re just one thing, and we shouldn’t complicate the matter.” Mary had that oneness with God in a way that illustrates our own union with God in Communion — we become one body.
By science teaching us about this gift of Jesus to his mom, we can learn to appreciate even more Mary’s place in the Church.