Over the course of 2000 years, the Blessed Virgin Mary has been given a variety of titles and names to honor her dignity as the Mother of God. Many of her titles come from the places she has appeared such as Fatima, Lourdes, and Guadalupe. Other titles come from her assistance in life of the Church such as Star of the Sea and Mother of the Poor. Furthermore, the five Marian doctrines also help us to understand her role in Salvation History, for she is truly the Theotokos and Perpetual Virgin who was Immaculately Conceived and then Assumed into Heaven where she intercedes for us as our Maternal Mother, Advocate, Co-Redemptrix, and Mediatrix of All Grace.
As I was thinking and praying yesterday on what to write for today’s “Mondays with Mary”, it came to me that the Blessed Virgin is Our Lady. She is Our Lady because she is the Great Lady and Great Woman (Gebirah in Hebrew) in Salvation History. Recently, National Geographic Magazine called her the most powerful woman in the world. She remains the most powerful woman in the world because she is not dead, but living in Heaven. Through the power of Jesus Christ, she continues to intercede for us and has appeared to humans in a variety of cultures to remind us of Jesus, leading us to Jesus, and teaching us that Jesus loves us.
Although I have not done all of her titles justice, for today’s “Mondays with Mary” I am going to list for you all the titles of Mary that begin with ‘Our Lady’ that I have written on over the nearly four years of this series. It’s my hope that you will read them over the week as well as share the beauty that is the Blessed Virgin Mary with your family and friends.
She is truly the Great Lady and Our Mother who is always ready to take our hand and lead us to her Son, Jesus Christ.
Mary, Our Lady…Pray for Us.
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