Blessed Virgin Mary
Mary is a Jewish woman who lived at the end of B.C and at the turn of A.D; she is the mother of Jesus Christ, the founder of Christianity. Mary is the most virtuous woman to have ever existed and this is why she is infamous—more famous than any other person to have ever lived. She even predicted that this would happen: “from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.” (Luke 1:48)
Mary’s virtue comes from two sources: the first, is her Immaculate Conception, and the second, is her Fiat. Her Immaculate Conception is the same grace given to Adam and Eve. It is being born without any imperfection: nothing amiss psychologically, emotionally, physically, spiritually, etc., . Adam and Eve, however, didn’t keep themselves pure. They had the freedom to chose impurity or remain in union with God. Given the same opportunity, Mary also had the freedom to choose; however, unlike Adam and Eve, union with God was her greatest desire. This is why Mary’s “Fiat”— “I am the handmaid of the Lord, be it done unto me according to thy word.” (Luke 1:38)— is so beautiful. Every day she had the freedom to say no, but she never did, not even when her beloved Son was tortured and crucified. more...