Blessed Virgin Mary: A Mother Not Just for Catholics

What is accomplished in Mary points to the glory of God. Her role in human history, and ultimately, salvation history, has meaning for us all. Her life is intimately acquainted with every member of the Trinity: Mary is the faithful Daughter of the Father, the loving Mother to the Son, and the fruitful Spouse of the Holy Spirit.

What’s more, Mary’s way of life is a beacon for many people, even those who do not ascribe to the Catholic Christian tradition. She is a spiritual mother to millions of children around the globe: Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, and Muslim.

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Great moments in history: “Hail Mary, full of grace.” (Luke 1:28)

“Hail Mary, full of grace …”

The angel Gabriel didn’t “make up” these words. They are God’s … and never (before or since) were they ever addressed or applied to any other of God’s creatures.

After this, it is not at all surprising that, “From henceforth all generations shall call me (Mary) blessed.” (Luke 1:48)

It’s also not surprising that Mary would always be the most constant and faithful disciple of Jesus Christ, closely cooperating with him in his work of redemption … a mission that is still underway today … according to his grace.

Feast of the Annunciation – March 25th

Christians: Why do some deny Mary’s favor with God?

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Q: Christians: Why do some deny Mary’s favor with God?

A: It really makes no sense … especially for self-confessed “Bible literalists”.

The words of the angel Gabriel tell us all we need to know about Mary, and her part in God’s great mission of redemption.

Name one other time an angel “hailed” any human being, declaring them to be “full of grace” and/or “highly favored by God, so as to be eternally blessed.

Name one other person who encountered an angel and responded with such grace and discernment.

Name one other time that an angel waited patiently, so that a young Jewish girl might give her permission, so God could save the world.

Name one other person who carried God in her womb for 9 months, and dwelt in his immediate presence for over 30 years, right here on earth.

Name one other person who was so important to Jesus, that he made provisions for her care while he was hanging on the cross, only moments before he died.

Abraham is our Father in Faith. Moses is the Law Giver. Elijah is the Prophet. John the Baptist is the Forerunner.

Mary gave us Jesus, the one who IS salvation, his humanity made from her own flesh, by the Spirit of God.

Mary was also Jesus’ first, best, and most constant disciple. So what if there’s little mention of her in scripture?

God gave her the very best part.

Not bad for a creature who is merely a “vessel” to be “used” by God and then relegated to obscurity!

If anyone really thinks God works that way, then they simply don’t know God.

Mary as CoRedemptrix? Absolutely! And that takes absolutely nothing away from God, whose grace makes it all possible.

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