Hi, guys —. I went to my grandson's Catholic school for Grandparent's Day last week and during the morning prayer time they prayed. Jesus is the Son of God and needs no intercessor.
This may be thought to suggest that Mary also belonged to the tribe of Levi, as indicated in Text XII Pat Simeon viibut other indications argue strongly that she, like Joseph, was of royal lineage. The Sinaitic Syr. The only member of her family mentioned in Scripture is her sister John
This points to the power of the woman with the seed and teaches us that Jesus and Mary are the new Adam and the new Eve. Just as Eve was the mother of the old creation, Mary is the mother of the new creation. Isaiah ; Matt. Mary is the Virgin Mother of God.
The prophecy of Simeon : "And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother: Behold this child is set for the fall and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be contradicted; And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that out of many hearts thoughts may be revealed" Luke II: Meditation : How great was the shock to Mary's Heart at hearing the sorrowful words, in which holy Simeon told the bitter Passion and death of her sweet Jesus, since in that same moment she realized in her mind all the insults, blows, and torments which the impious men were to offer to the Redeemer of the world. But a still sharper sword pierced her soul.
Jump to navigation. Many Roman Catholics believe that Mary has an exalted position in heaven. Though Roman Catholic theology has not declared that Mary is divine, they are slowly inching toward that position.
The Catholic understanding of Mary, the mother of Jesus, is sometimes misunderstood and dismissed. Who is Mary? Why do Catholics honor her?
Moreover, there are other doctrines held by Protestants, too, based on no biblical indications at all. One clear example is the canon of Scripture. The Bible never lists its own books. Despite all this, we are unreasonably asked to prove everything we believe as Catholics, from explicit biblical passages.
He earned his Ph. The author of several acclaimed books for both popular and academic readers, his latest is Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary: Unveiling the Mother of the Messiah Image Books, Pitre recently spoke with Catholic World Report about his new book, and the importance of a deep understanding of Our Blessed Mother.