Saturday, February 07, 2009

Saturday - Our Lady's Day

Beautiful thoughts on Our Lady, the Virgin Mother of God from "My Way of Life - Pocket Edition Of St Thomas' Summa"

Obviously, since God preserved Mary from the stain of original sin because she was to be the Mother of His Son, it follows that He will also have preserved Mary form the stain of any actual sin. As the goodness of the parents brings honour to their children, so, too, does the sinfulness of the parents bring shame to their children. But it is not fitting that the Mother of God should bring shame to her divine Son. Therefore, God preserved Mary from any personal sin, whether mortal or venial. Through the grace of God, which was infused into her soul at the moment of her conception, Mary was absolutely sinless. She was never stained with original sin, nor did she ever commit any personal sin, not even the least venial sin.