Mother of Sorrows

She  was found worthy to partake in the redemption of the human race, prepared as she was by the will of God as predestined from all eternity.  Our Lady in her greatest of sorrows:

“We must not then be astonished to find the Doctors of the Church and the Holy Fathers speak incessantly of the graces granted by the Lord to Mary.  St. Bonaventure, St. Peter Chrysologus, St. Bernardine  of Sienna, and St. Antoninus say that she possesses as many as it was possible to unite in one creature, prepared by divine favor to receive an immeasurable grace.  St. Anselm proclaims this grace as prodigious, unspeakable;  St. Bruno exalts its singular abundance; St. Eucherius says that grace was lavished without measure on Mary;  St. Sophronius affirms that the Blessed Virgin was all grace predefined; St. Basil, St. Augustine, St. Thomas, St. John Damascenus, St. Gregor Naziansen, St. Vincent Ferrer, St. Peter Damina, …assure us that Mary had all the plentitude of grace, and give her such epithets as “boundless ocean”, “immeasurable sea”, “profound abyss of grace”;….and while all agree in admitting that Mary was the object of more graces than have ever been bestowed on men and angels.”                      – Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary

“Hooey!” to the Marian minimalists of Vatican II

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