if Mary is said to be the co redemptrix …just wondering is she the one whom died on the cross for our sins…which enables to merit her as co redemptrix of Christ. Rules of Men or Rules of GOD?..help…
Mary is not the source of life therefore she can’t be the redeemer. Mary is human. Jesus on the other hand is human and divine in nature. I notice that many protestants seem to think that a human in a state of perfection is capable of salvation. That’s just not so. Mary is the primary human co-operator with Christ and participates is His work in a unique way that no other human does. Something like a helpmeet for the New Adam.
[quote=marvhet]if Mary is said to be the co redemptrix …just wondering is she the one whom died on the cross for our sins…which enables to merit her as co redemptrix of Christ. Rules of Men or Rules of GOD?..help…
It is by Mary’s cooperation in God’s salvific plan for mankind that Jesus Christ entered the world, became man, suffered, died, and was buried, and then descended to the dead and then rose again and ascended into heaven, etc… Of great importance to this redeeming act of love God designed for us was that the Son of God be born to a fully human woman. But Mary was no ordinary human woman – she was the first of our race since the Fall to be born without the stain of original sin, and to remain throughout her human life sinless, by the grace of God. She is what humanity was designed to be: the perfect human, her will aligned with God’s and her heart pure and free from sin. Knowing that this is true, how can Mary not be a co-redemptrix? The meaning of that word is one who cooperates in or helps with redemption, yes? Did she cooperate? She did. Did her cooperation help God to fulfill his salvific plan for us? It did. Therefore, Mary is a co-demptrix with (instead of of, since Christ of course needed no redeemer) Christ.
It is not a rule of any kind, but merely a fact. In no way does it lessen the importance of Jesus, or elevate Mary higher than Him or any of the three persons of the Blessed Trinity. If anything, this gives us a stunning example of what we humans can be with God’s perfect love and grace – but what we can never hope to become without them.
Rules of men or Rules of God.
Some things cannot be changed. These are Rules of God.
Some things can be changed. These are rules of men.
The Nicene Creed cannot be change. The Benediction can be changed.
(I have read this on this site, and I confess I know nothing about it, even though I have been Catholic for 49 years.“if Mary is said to be the co redemptrix”. What is a redemptrix?)
See my posting here:
It is simple…
coredemptrix (wow that is hard to spell)… “co” means with…so she works with the redeemer…just like a copilot works with the pilot. The copilot may never touch the controls…they may never pilot the plane, but they are there…they help the pilot in whatever they need. just like the word cooperation…it means help with the operation.
So without mary saying “yes” to God/Jesus…we would have no redemption…you can’t help the redeemer anymore than that. Without mary…their would be no redeemer/jesus. So yeah, her job was pretty important.