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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.
Watch the panel discuss the role of Mary in the plan of salvation in this free episode of “The Download—Mary, Gate of Heaven.”
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The Woman I Love, the Blessed Virgin Mary by Archbishop Fulton Sheen click below:
This video presentations show about the Woman we love, Our Lady of the Blessed Virgin Mary. “She is acknowledged and honored as being truly the mother of God and of the redeemer…. She is clearly the mother of the members of Christ … since she has by her charity joined in bringing about the birth of believers in the Church, who are members of its head. Mary, Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church” (CCC:963).
Mary’s prayer is revealed to us at the dawning of the fullness of time. Before the incarnation of the Son of God, and before the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, her prayer cooperates in a unique way with the Father’s plan of loving kindness: at the Annunciation, for Christ’s conception; at Pentecost, for the formation of the Church, his body (cf. Lk 1:38; Acts 1:14). In the faith of his humble handmaid, the Gift of God found the acceptance he had awaited from the beginning of time. She whom the Almighty made “full of grace” responds by offering her whole being: “Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word” “Fiat”: this is Christian prayer: to be wholly God’s, because he is wholly ours. The Gospel reveals to us how Mary prays and intercedes in faith. At Cana, the mother of Jesus asks her son for the needs of a wedding feast (Jn 2:1-12); this is the sign of another feast – that of the wedding of the Lamb where he gives his body and blood at the request of the Church, his Bride. It is at the hour of the New Covenant, at the foot of the cross (cf. Jn 19:25-27), that Mary is heard as the Woman, the new Eve, the true “Mother of all the living” (CCC: 2617-2618).