Finding Faith
with
Gerard-Marie Anthony

Answers about Catholicism

Mary, Queen of Prophets

Let Mary show you the way to Christ

He has exalted the lowly: Mary, a reflection on the Magnificat

 

 

A talk on Mary in the light of the prophetic tradition of Israel

Mary's Magnificat Points the Way

Magnificat verse

Prophet and Lesson (Past)

Marian teaching (Present)

What we need to do (Future)

My soul glorifies the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour.  He looks on his servant in her lowliness; henceforth all ages will call me blessed

Creation-How we were wonderfully made/creation:

 

Immaculate Conception

We need to separate ourselves from sin

The Almighty works marvels for me. Holy his name!

Jeremiah- Holiness through vocation

 

Mary, Mother of god

Accept our vocation and receive God’s blessings

His mercy is from age to age, on those who fear him.

Isaiah-Justice and mercy

 

Sinlessness of Mary (Sinless Virgin)

We have to keep in mind God’s justice in order to receive His mercy

He puts forth his arm in strength and scatters the proud-hearted. He casts the mighty from their thrones and raises the lowly.

Ezekiel- Perseverance through Suffering

 

Immaculate Heart of Mary

Give our suffering to God and allow him to walk with us in our sufferings

 

He fills the starving with good things, sends the rich away empty.

 

Amos- Helping the Poor/Works of Mercy

 

Mary’s Perpetual Virginity

Make of ourselves a gift to the world through our time, talents, and treasure

He protects Israel, his servant, remembering his mercy, the mercy promised to our fathers, to Abraham and his sons for ever.

Isaiah- Faith/Restored Eden

 

Mary’s Assumption

We need to find the happiness God made us for when we do His will

Summary

Mary and the prophets are summarized in Mary’s-the greatest and culmination of the prophets-last recorded words, “Do whatever He tells you” (Jn. 2:5).  In this, we see the prophets show us the joy, peace, fulfillment and Happiness that God has always intended for us.

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