Monday, March 1, 2010

Mother of Divine Grace

Being the most perfect of God's creatures, Mary is protrayed in prints, pictures, sculpture and other modes of expression. "The Lord is with you," Gabriel tells Mary. He says she is "full of grace." God's love fills her and the life giving power of the Holy Spirit comes to fruition within her. God is Mystery; likewise, Mary. She is the Salve Regina, "our life, our sweetness, our hope."

Our hope for glory is Jesus Christ, but Mary is part of that glory so that she is also our hope.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, come to us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

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