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Eve and Mary

St. Irenaeus of Lyons (b. ca. 140-60) in his book Adversus haereses (Against Heresies) extends St. Justin’s parallel between Eve the mother of the human race and Mary the mother of Jesus Christ. In Book Five, Chapter Nineteen, St. Irenaeus … Continue reading

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A New Eve

St. Justin Martyr (d. 165) is the first author to contrast Eve with Mary, somewhat as Paul contrasted the disobedient Adam with the obedient Second Adam, Who is Jesus Christ. In Chapter One Hundred of his Dialogue With Trypho, St. … Continue reading

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Consolations

Blessed Egidius of Assisi observes: “We bear our trials so badly because we do not know how to seek spiritual consolation. He who works faithfully in himself, above himself, and for himself, is able to bear everything joyfully.” Thus, he … Continue reading

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Saints Throughout History

Father Benson declares: “No person born of human parents has exercised and exercises such an influence on the human race as Mary, the Mother of our Lord. . . . Her name runs through Christian history as inextricably as the … Continue reading

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Mary At His Side

Father Benson notes: “When we turn to the Gospel—that groundplan of God’s designs for mankind—we find that, according to scale, so to speak, Mary occupies a place of dignity beside Jesus; . . . whenever Her Son comes to a … Continue reading

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Ordering Devotions

Father Guibert offers advice on how to prioritize religious devotions. He writes: “It is important to bring to [devotions] a certain order and to give the first place to those that bring us most directly into communion with God.” “The … Continue reading

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Advancing in Grace Through the Sacraments and Devotion to Mary

“It is, however, in the Sacraments, and above all in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, that God has chosen to reserve the full plenitude of His graces and mercies to man. We receive Him there who is the Author … Continue reading

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