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This makes me think… about one of my favorite stories about Mary on her feast day

This makes me think… about one of my favorite stories about Mary on her feast day

The key to understanding Mary is this: We do not start with Mary.

We start with Christ, the Son of the Living God! The less we think of Him, the less we think of her; the more we think of Him, the more we think of her; the more we adore his Divinity, the more we venerate her Motherhood; the less we adore His Divinity, the less reason we have for respecting her . . .

It is on account of Our Divine Lord that Mary receives special attention, and not on account of herself . . . It is her Son who makes her motherhood different.

A Catholic boy from a parochial school was telling a university professor who lived next door about the Blessed Mother. The professor scoffed at the boy, saying: “But there is no difference between her and my mother.” The boy answered: “That’s what you say, but there’s a heck of a lot of difference between the sons.” *

-Bishop Fulton Sheen, The World’s First Love: Mary, Mother of God-

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Happy Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary!!!

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*I write about this in Chapter 8 of Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious.