A Summary On The Blessed Virgin

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Introduction

Mary and our Lord Jesus Christ, share such a great bond of love which human words cannot express in its entirety. She is the most faithful daughter of God the Father, mother of God the Son, and Spouse of God the Holy Spirit. From the foot of the Cross, Mary was given the special duty of being mother of creation, when her son exclaimed to his mother “woman behold thy son” and to the disciple whom he loved “behold your mother” from that moment he took her into his home. This thesis is a study of the role of Blessed Virgin has played in the economy of salvation as mother of the redeemer and the redeemed. Through a study of Scripture (Isaiah 7:13-14, Luke 1:26-36, Luke 1:29-45, John 2:1-12, John 19:25), the teachings and select
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We will explore how Mary as mother brings us closer to her Son. She brings the good news of the Incarnation to her kinswoman Elizabeth, and through Mary being mother of the word incarnate in her womb, and through her salutation filled Elizabeth with the Holy Spirit and enabled her to recognize the presence of God in her midst. Mary in the Scripture is present at the most important moments of Jesus’ life and ministry. She was present at the beginning of his ministry at the wedding feast at Cana where Jesus performed his first miracle, and giving her to the beloved disciple, he goes ahead and declares “it is finished”. Love for Mary helps to shape the early church, devotion to Mary helped to bring the medieval church and authors like Louis DeMonfort to a more perfect devotion to the redeemer. Mary as mother, evangelized the masses in America in 1531 at her apparition at Tepeyac Hill in Mexico. The shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, shines forth as a monument to the one who is the “mother of the true God, giver of Life”, John Paul in his first visit to Mexico and the Shrine exhorted “They bring me to you, Mary, in this shrine of the people of Mexico and of the whole of Latin America, the shrine in which for so many centuries your motherhood has been manifested.” Lumen Gentium says “The maternal duty of Mary toward men in no wise obscures or diminishes this unique mediation of Christ, but rather shows His power. For all the salvific influence of the Blessed Virgin on men originates, not from some inner necessity, but from the divine pleasure It flows forth from the superabundance of the merits of Christ, rests on His mediation, depends entirely on it and draws all its power from it.” So Mary, our Mother brings us closer to her Son, Jesus brings us to the Father and grants us our salvation. “"This motherhood of Mary in the order of grace continues uninterruptedly from the consent which

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