“Why Mary?” Part 2

19th century painting of Our Lady.

19th century painting of Our Lady. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Mary’s role as mother of mankind in no way obscures or diminishes the unique mediation of Christ, but rather shows its power. Yet the Blessed Virgin’s salutary influence on men originates not in any inner necessity but in the disposition of God. 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. It does not hinder in any way the immediate union of the faithful with Christ but on the contrary fosters it.” Lumen Gentium, Vatican II, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Nov. 21, 1964. (Excerpt from Chapter VIII: Our Lady.)


“True Marian devotion never obscures or diminishes faith and love for Jesus Christ Our Savior, the one Mediator between God and humankind. On the contrary, entrustment to Our Lady is a privileged path, tested by numerous Saints, for a more faithful following of the Lord. Consequently, let us entrust ourselves to her with filial abandonment!” – Pope Benedict XVI.


“Do whatever He tells you.” – Blessed Virgin Mary.