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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Christ in the Womb for May 11


Baby Jesus in the womb
May 11 Bulletin
Day 42
The Baby develops nerve connections that will lead to a sense of smell. Eyelids begin to form, protecting the developing eyes. Internal organs are present, but immature. 99% of muscles are present; each has its own nerve supply. Electrical activity is detectable in the brain.
Baby’s approximate due date: December 25, 2014
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The Word Made Flesh for May 9-10, 2015.

In John 19:25-27, we have the utterly touching scene at the foot of the cross- Jesus passing on his responsibility for Mary's welfare to the Apostle John. Mary of course, had been Christ's mother since the Annunciation, but now, she was becoming Our Lady, Our Mother. With our little girl we are following in the womb, who shares her due date with the birthday of Our Lord Jesus Christ, we're seeing the first detectable signs of the melding of body and soul. 99% of muscles are present; each has its own nerve supply. Electrical activity is detectable in the brain. The child is detectable on early ultrasound- the heartbeat can be heard- and the mother starts considering a name for the baby- and since it's May and Mother's day, the name chosen is Maria.

Baby's due date, December 25, 2015.

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