From Augustissimae Virginis Mariae 2:
Mary’s Place in the Incarnation and Redemption
God predestined her from all eternity to be the Mother of the Incarnate Word, and for that reason so highly distinguished her among all His most beautiful works in the triple order of nature, grace and glory, that the Church justly applies to her these words: “I came out of the mouth of the Most High, the first-born before all creatures” (Ecclus. xxiv., 5).
The reference is to Sirach 24:5 of the Latin Vulgate and the Douay-Rheims. A similar verse is found in the RSV, KJV, and NAB in Sirach 24:3, but it reads “I came forth from the mouth of the Most High, and covered the earth like a mist.”
Either way, how in the world was the Pope taking a verse that seems to clearly point to either the Holy Spirit or the Word – whichever personifies Wisdom – and applying it to Mary, a creature? This baffles me. It’s not that I expect AVM is teaching infallibly, I’m just curious why the Pope would make what appears to me to be such a blunder that borders on blasphemy.