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Mary Did You Know?

Updated: Dec 22, 2019

"The Son of God became man for our salvation, but only in Mary and through Mary." — Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

Among the praise echoing in heaven, there is the joyful song of Mary’s cousin Elizabeth. When she met Mary, the child in Elizabeth's womb leapt for joy — the unborn John the Baptist testified to his mother and the Holy Spirit came upon her.

Elizabeth broke out in joyful exclamation: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!” Mary's God-ordained role — mother of the Son of God — was fulfillment of a divine prophecy.

In Genesis 3:15 God spoke to Satan, saying there would be great enmity between woman and the fallen angel who had deceived her. God said the day would come when the seed of the woman would crush Satan’s head. The Messiah was to come from a woman (and no man is mentioned in connection with this event).

Elizabeth sang of a blessing for all humanity, and more specifically, a blessing to women. When the Lord came to claim His victory over Satan and redeem humanity, He could have appeared to us as a fully-formed man. Instead, He came as a baby, through a woman.

Let us all give thanks and praise God for His special gift to women, the fruit of Mary’s womb, the Lord Jesus Christ.

"We never give more honor to Jesus than when we honor His Mother, and we honor her simply and solely to honor Him all the more perfectly. We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek — Jesus, her Son." — Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

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