- Review March 2019 Sara & I covered Annunciation
- Theotokos, Mother of God, is the source of all of Mary’s prerogatives
SCRIPTURE <> TRADITION <> MAGESTERIUM
Image of the stool, seat, Mary Seat of Wisdom
Luke The Birth of Jesus Foretold
26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you!”29 But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. 30 And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.
32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High;
and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,
33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever;
and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
34 And Mary said to the angel, “How shall this be, since I have no husband?”
35 And the angel said to her,
“The Holy Spirit will come upon you,
and the power of the Most High will overshadow you;
therefore the child to be born will be called holy,
the Son of God.
36 And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing will be impossible.” 38 And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.”
Names: Gabriel (God is my strong man), Nazareth, Mary, Joseph
Full of grace, name, truest name
kecharitomene Greek (What the Angel Gabriel wants to communicate to Mary and to us is in the word kecharitomeneis that Mary has a unique name, a unique title, a unique role in sacred history, and so–though human–is a unique being in the economy of salvation.)
Past participle fulfilled past event with future & present repercussions
Jerome gratis plenafull of grace
Gabriel announce incarnation
God became human so human can become God
10 Marian Verses from Scriptural Rosary
Song 2:10 Come then, my love/my lovely one, come.
Song 2:11 For see, winter is past,/ the rains are over and gone.’
Song 2:14 Show me your face, let me hear your voice;/ for your voice is sweet and your face is beautiful.’
Rev 11:19 And the sanctuary of God in heaven opened./ Then came flashes of lightening and peals of thunder.
Scriptural Rosary(Christianica Center: Glenview, IL) 1989
Mary magnifies the magnificence of the Lord
Mary truly defines humility lived.
Personal Infinite dignity with requisite responsibility