How Do You Understand Church Teaching About Our Blessed Mother?
Out of the love for our Lord, let’s do our best to be very charitable on on-topic on this thread.
I’m trying to explore more about what the Church teaches about our Blessed Mother, the Queen of all things, so as to grow in love for Jesus Christ.
Please feel free to share how you personally understand the mystery of the Mother of God. Simple expressions of piety are welcome.
Also welcome are–for example–quotations from the saints or the Magisterium.
To me personally, Mary is my unspeakably wonderful Mother.
Here is a beautiful passage, also, from Pope Pius 9th’s “Ineffabilis Deus” (“Ineffable God”), which dogmatically defined the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception:
Our soul overflows with joy and our tongue with exultation…All our hope do we repose in the most Blessed Virgin – in the all fair and immaculate one who has …brought salvation to the world…
Let all the children of the Catholic Church, who are so very dear to us, hear these words of ours… Let them fly with utter confidence to this most sweet Mother of mercy and grace in all dangers, difficulties, needs, doubts and fears. Under her guidance, under her patronage, under her kindness and protection, nothing is to be feared; nothing is hopeless. Because, while bearing toward us a truly motherly affection and having in her care the work of our salvation, she is solicitous about the whole human race. And since she has been appointed by God to be the Queen of heaven and earth…and even stands at the right hand of her only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, she presents our petitions in a most efficacious manner. What she asks, she obtains. Her pleas can never be unheard.