Since tomorrow, November 15, is the memorial of Saint Albert the Great in the Latin Calendar of the Catholic Church, I found it fitting to share with you the Marian Prayer of St. Albert the Great. St. Albert was a Dominican scholar, who along with his student, St. Thomas Aquinas, he applied Aristotelian teachings to Catholicism. You could say that St. Albert baptized Aristotle a Catholic and St. Thomas confirmed him a Catholic. St. Albert is one of the greatest minds of the Catholic Church, and only one of a few who were given the title “The Great.” To learn more about St. Albert, I would encourage you to check out the above link.
Like so many of the saints before and after him, St. Albert the Great had a abundant love, devotion, and prayer life that was associated with the Blessed Virgin Mary. As you have seen in previous posts on this blog already, many of the great saints had written their own prayers specifically directed towards the Blessed Mother. They knew how important her role was in Salvation History, which continues through the Catholic Church to this day.
As I often do in many of my posts, I have given links to other blog posts that will lead you to understand theological ideas in this prayer by St. Albert the Great. It’s my hope that you will not only read this post, but also read the links as well in order to give yourself a better understanding of Marian theology as a whole. This prayer is titled, Mother of Grace.
“Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.” For note, Mary, for you have found grace, not taken it as Lucifer tried to so.You have found grace, not lost it as Adam did. You have found favor with God because you desired and sought it. You have found uncreated Grace, that is, God himself became your Son, and with the Grace you have found and obtained every uncreated good.
As always, feel free to share with this blog with your family and friends in the hopes that they may come to have a more complete understanding of Our Lord Jesus Christ through His Virgin Mother.
Our Lady of Grace…Pray for Us.
St. Albert the Great…Pray for Us.