[quote=Catholic Dude]I did a search for this, but nothing came up.
If this has been posted somewhere then say so, so this doesnt turn into a double thread.
My question is did Mary partake in the Sacraments?
Was she baptized?
Go to Confession?
I dont think there are any passages that say she did, unless you count the places where groups of Christians got together and baptized many and converted many and she was one of the people there.
It seems to me like there was no need for her to. So what is it?
*]Baptism was unnecessary for her as it is done for the rectification of original sin, which she was saved from in an anticipatory application of grace. Since she did not need to be saved from original sin, baptism was unnecessary for her.
*]Confirmation. Her confirmation came when she told St. Gabriel “Let it be done to me according to the Lord.”
*]Eucharist. Though the bible is not explicit about it, it is assumed that she lived the rest of her life in close connection with the Apostles, and would therefore have participated fully in the Christian life. It was her son after all that was sacrificed.
*]Confession. Mary lived a sinless life, so the periodic remission of sins was unnecessary. This goes back to the fact that she was conceived without the stain of original sin, and its accompanying propensity to commit actual sin.
*]Holy Orders. This is interesting. Mary is the original “nun”. Her life was spiritually dedicated to serving the mission of her son, although she wasn’t ordained in any sense of the word.
*]Marriage. Mary participate in matrimony to St. Joseph, although the union was never consumated, and it is assumed that she never remarried after his death.
*]Annointing of the Sick. It can be assumed that just before her death she was annointed by whatever Apostle or church leader was arround, though not for the remission os sin, but rather as an expression of her full union with and submission to the Church.