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by Church Militant  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  August 15, 2016

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“Every grace granted to man in this life has three successive steps: from God it comes to Christ, from Christ to the Virgin, and from the Virgin it descends to us.” ~St. Bernardine of Siena

Mary is often the greatest stumbling block to Protestants in their study of the Catholic faith. This stems largely from a misunderstanding of her role. She is not goddess — as Protestants presume Catholics believe (that would be blasphemy) — neither is she an ordinary woman corrupted by concupiscence and sin, as Protestants believe.

She was chosen by God to be the Mother of Christ, the one from whom Christ would take His sinless, uncorrupted Flesh. But God, the All-Holy, could never be housed in a body corrupted by sin; He could never take His Flesh from a mother whose bodily flesh was impure and stained by concupiscence. Our Lord created Mary specially for Our Lord, and through the Blood of Christ applied “backward” in time, as it were, purified her of all stain of sin at the moment of her conception, making her a worthy dwelling place for the Lord of Heaven and Earth.

Mary was the first follower of Christ, and the model and exemplar for all Christians, as she followed Him perfectly.

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