And I helped! Sorry.
We all did, don’t worry. It’s a habit.
Jesus is ‘our life, our sweetness, and our hope’ in the immediate sense. Because she became his mother by her own free choice, Mary is ‘our life, our sweetness, and our hope’ in the proximate sense.
In a similar manner, St Irenaeus of Lyon, writing about 189, pretty much called Mary was our rescuer and our savior:
And thus, as the human race fell into bondage to death by means of a virgin, so is it rescued by a virgin. (Against Heresies, Book V, Chapter 19)
But Eve … having become disobedient, was made the cause of death, both to herself and to the entire human race; so also did Mary, … by yielding obedience, become the cause of salvation, both to herself and the whole human race. (Against Heresies, Book III, Chapter 22)
It’s okay, I understand, it is the Apologetics section after all
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