The answer may surprise you.
Is it because she’s perfect? Kind of. But there’s a deeper reason.
I just got back from my pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes, so I have Mary on the brain (and in the heart). I can’t get enough of her.
So in this “brief” episode (it’s still more than half and hour so not to worry), I’ll dig in a little to the underlying, foundational reason we venerate Our Lady.
- Why the Immaculate Conception is demanded by Mary’s divine maternity
- The vital role of the Council of Ephesus in 431AD in Marian doctrine
- Why St. Thomas declared Mary was predestined to be the Mother of God
- How Mary is intimately united to the hypostatic union
- The definition and distinction of hyperdulia (and why people who say Catholics worship Mary are nuts)
All that and more in this episode of the Art of Catholic!
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