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Musings 2010/253

The Holy Spirit.
Luke 4944For behold as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:
Luke 4915For he shall be great before the Lord; and shall drink no wine nor strong drink: and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb
Because Mary is The Woman of Scripture and Queen of God's Kingdom whereby Jesus grants her every request. Because Mary is our Mother.
Genesis 1 3 I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she (he)crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her (his).
Apocalypse 731And
a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars
John 504And Jesus saith to her: Woman, what is that to me and to thee? my hour is not yet come. 502This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee; and manifested his glory, and his disciples believed in him.
John 5026When Jesus therefore had seen his mother and the disciple standing whom he loved, he saith to his mother: Woman, behold thy son.
Because Mary is The Almighty's perfect creation, reflecting His Goodness, His Truth and His Love.
Wisdom 2525For she is a vapour of the power of God, and a certain pure emanation of the glory of the almighty God: and therefore no defiled thing cometh into her.26For she is the brightness of eternal light, and the unspotted mirror of God's majesty, and the image of his goodnessP
As I have mentioned more then once in these columns, anti-Catholics compare their 'adoration' of Jesus and of The Almighty, with the Catholics' devotion to Mary and the Angels, Saints and Holy Souls, and so, come to the false conclusion that our devotion is akin to adoration.
That we adore Mary and the heavenly Host is quite false of course and this comparison rather shows up a weakness in the ant-Catholics' 'adoration' of Christ and The Almighty, presuming they do so adore.
I repeat also, that devotion to Mary and the heavenly Host, is a sign of maturity in the Christian which he uses to perfect his adoration of Christ and The Holy Trinity, for in his tremendous love for The Mother of God, he then raises his heart and soul to Jesus and, in the company of The Mother, approaches Him with his humble offering of self and possessions.
Calling Mary
blessed in her innumerable statues of glory, fulfilling Holy Scripture, is a sign of predestination for the Christian as well as an unequalled source of delight and rapture, a foretaste of the consummate joy and ecstasy found in Jesus and in Him, in Eternal-life with The Father, Son and Spirit.
Calling Mary
blessed is a further sign that the Christian also has the other particular characteristics of The Catholic, adoration of Christ in The Holy Eucharist and obedience to Peter.
What a delight for all creation, as well, that Mary, a mere creature, one of us, has been raised to the Heights of Divine-appreciation to such extent as to become the pure avenue through whom God, Himself, became one of us.
Clearly, Mary represented creation in God's Providence towards Salvation, and, as The Church teaches, she thus became Co-redemptrix with her adored Son.   
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