The goal of this Edge Night is to allow the youth to encounter Mary as a model of faith by looking at her fiat at the Annunciation. The youth will be challenged to follow Mary’s example and to learn how to say “Yes” to God in their daily lives.
Edge Night at a Glance:
“I believe in Jesus Christ… who was born of the Virgin Mary.” This Edge Night introduces the middle school youth to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary is the mother and model of the Church. It is through Mary’s fiat that we learn about obedience. Her “yes” shows her complete acceptance of God’s will and allows her to be open to anything God asks of her. There is little written about Mary in the New Testament, however Saints, Doctors of the Church and popes have written countless volumes about Mary and her “yes.” Mary becomes the model for all mothers. On the cross, Jesus gave Mary to be our mother. The middle school youth can learn about obedience and how to say “yes” to God through Mary’s example.