Saturday, March 06, 2010

Thrice-Holy God & Thrice-Blessed Mary

God is thrice-Holy [Is 6:3] because the co-eternal hypostases of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are equal in power, majesty, and all other divine perfections. The ever-Virgin Mary is thrice-blessed because she is the Daughter of God the Father [Songs 2:2], Mother of God the Son [Lk 1:43], and Spouse of God the Holy Spirit [Songs 4:12; Lk 1:35]. St. Mary is the perfect creature, the masterpiece of God [1 Chron 29:1; Prov 9:1; Songs 6:9-10]. She was conceived without original sin and in the fullness of grace [Gen 3:15; Ps 45:5-6; 87:1-3,5; 93:5; Lk 1:28], never committed any venial or mortal sins [Songs 4:7; Wis 1:4; Lk 1:30-31], remained a perfect virgin her entire life [Songs 4:12; Ek 44:2], gave birth to God painlessly [Lk 2:7], is the Mother of the Church and our spiritual Mother [Sir 24:17-31; Jn 19:26-27], died ecstatically [Songs 2:10-11; Revelation 14:13], underwent no corruption in the tomb, was assumed body and soul into Heaven [Psalm 132:8], is the Queen of Heaven and earth [Songs 4:8; Psalm 45:10; Rev 12:1], is the Mediatrix of all graces [Sir 24:25-26], is our most gracious Advocatrix [1 Ki 2:19-20; Jn 2:3], is the Exterminatrix of the devil and heresies [Nu 10:35; Ps 23:4], is the safe refuge of sinners [Gen 7:8-9; Ps 27:4-5; Jer 8:14], is the joy of the just [Jud 15:10; Sir 6:32], and is the relief of all those in need [Songs 4:4; Sir 6:29-31]. This list is nowhere near complete; I love you, Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, my Mother, and I commend myself to your most powerful prayers always!

Glory to God for all things.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

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