What question would you ask Our Lady?


#1

If you were to meet Our Lady in person, what questions would you ask her? As for me, I’d like to know just who were the “brethren of the Lord” mentioned in the Gospels.


#2

What more must I do to get into heaven?


#3

I would ask her what the whole experiance of being the mother of Jesus was like. You know, what was it like raising him, what was it like during his ministry, what she felt knowing what she knew was going to happen, and felt as things happend.


#4

[quote=Aurelia]If you were to meet Our Lady in person, what questions would you ask her? As for me, I’d like to know just who were the “brethren of the Lord” mentioned in the Gospels.
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The brethern could be cousins or other relatives, or if you read The Protoevangelium of James, they could be the step-brothers of Jesus. This early paper tells that Joseph was a widower and already had children before marrying Mary.
You can find this at:
www.newadvent.org/fathers/0847.htm


#5

[quote=bogeyjlg]What more must I do to get into heaven?
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I would like to change my question to this. :smiley:


#6

I’d like to ask her: How are you doing, Mom?


#7

[quote=Aurelia]If you were to meet Our Lady in person, what questions would you ask her? As for me, I’d like to know just who were the “brethren of the Lord” mentioned in the Gospels.
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What happened to her after Acts 1:14?


#8

I would ask, “Would you please take me to your son and pray for me to be made worthy of his promises?”


#9

“Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ…”


#10

I would ask her what it was like to kiss the face of God.


#11

What do I most often do that most offends her Son?


#12

[quote=thistle]The brethern could be cousins or other relatives, or if you read The Protoevangelium of James, they could be the step-brothers of Jesus. This early paper tells that Joseph was a widower and already had children before marrying Mary.
You can find this at:
www.newadvent.org/fathers/0847.htm
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Precisely. That’s why I want to know.


#13

I’d ask her for a hug and then to meet her Son.

in Xt.


#14

I’d ask her if she knew…or when she knew. And how was she able to keep going when she finally did know what was unfolding and to whom she had given birth.


#15

I’d ask her if she was aware of all the horrible things I have done. If she replied she was, I’d hang my head in shame. Then I’d ask for her love anyway.

Actually I think I’d be so awestruck and so wonderfully full of joy to find my tormenting doubts relieved, I’d be too in awe to talk.


#16

[quote=SusanG]I’d ask her if she knew…or when she knew. And how was she able to keep going when she finally did know what was unfolding and to whom she had given birth.
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Wouldn’t she have known at the annunciation?

I’d want to know if she was ever annoyed with or envious of her son… especially when he was a little kid. Was he immature when he was young like normal humans?


#17

nothing, i guess. why waste the time?


#18

Hi Aurelia,

According to Catholic Tradition those brethren were Jesus’ cousins.

Early Church witnesses

Jesus was the firstfruit among men of the purity which consists in [perpetual] chastity, and Mary was among women. For it were not pious to ascribe to any other than to her the firstfruit of virginity" (Commentary on Matthew 2:17

“If they [the brethren of the Lord] had been Mary’s sons she would never have been given over in the moment of the passion [crucifixion] to the apostle John as his mother, the Lord saying to each, ‘Woman, behold your son,’ and to John, ‘Behold your mother’ [John 19:26–27), as he bequeathed filial love to a disciple as a consolation to the one desolate” (Commentary on Matthew 1:4 )

“Let those, therefore, who deny that the Son is by nature from the Father and proper to his essence deny also that he took true human flesh from the ever-virgin Mary” (Discourses Against the Arians 2:70

“We believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of all things, both visible and invisible; and in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God . . . who for us men and for our salvation came down and took flesh, that is, was born perfectly of the holy ever-virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit” (The Man Well-Anchored 120

“And to holy Mary, [the title] ‘Virgin’ is invariably added, for that holy woman remains undefiled”

“It helps us to understand the terms ‘first-born’ and ‘only-begotten’ when the Evangelist tells that Mary remained a virgin ‘until she brought forth her first-born son’ [Matt. 1:25]; for neither did Mary, who is to be honored and praised above all others, marry anyone else, nor did she ever become the Mother of anyone else, but even after childbirth she remained always and forever an immaculate virgin” (The Trinity 3:4 [A.D. 86]).

“Imitate her [Mary], holy mothers, who in her only dearly beloved Son set forth so great an example of material virtue; for neither have you sweeter children [than Jesus], nor did the Virgin seek the consolation of being able to bear another son” (Letters 63:111)

“You had good reason to be horrified at the thought that another birth might issue from the same virginal womb from which Christ was born according to the flesh. For the Lord Jesus would never have chosen to be born of a virgin if he had ever judged that she would be so incontinent as to contaminate with the seed of human intercourse the birthplace of the Lord’s body, that court of the eternal king” (Letter to Bishop Anysius)

“In being born of a Virgin who chose to remain a Virgin even before she knew who was to be born of her, Christ wanted to approve virginity rather than to impose it. And he wanted virginity to be of free choice even in that woman in whom he took upon himself the form of a slave” (Holy Virginity 4:4 )

“It was not the visible sun, but its invisible Creator who consecrated this day for us, when the Virgin Mother, fertile of womb and integral in her virginity, brought him forth, made visible for us, by whom, when he was invisible, she too was created. A Virgin conceiving, a Virgin bearing, a Virgin pregnant, a Virgin bringing forth, a Virgin perpetual. Why do you wonder at this, O man?” (Sermons 186:1)

“Heretics called Antidicomarites are those who contradict the perpetual virginity of Mary and affirm that after Christ was born she was joined as one with her husband” (Heresies 56 [A.D.48]).

“We confess, therefore, that our Lord and God, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, born of the Father before the ages, and in times most recent, made man of the Holy Spirit and the ever-virgin Mary” (Document of Amendment )

“[T]he Word himself, coming into the Blessed Virgin herself, assumed for himself his own temple from the substance of the Virgin and came forth from her a man in all that could be externally discerned, while interiorly he was true God. Therefore he kept his Mother a virgin even after her childbearing” (Against Those Who Do Not Wish to Confess That the Holy Virgin is the Mother of God )

“His [Christ’s] origin is different, but his [human] nature is the same. Human usage and custom were lacking, but by divine power a Virgin conceived, a Virgin bore, and Virgin she remained” (Sermons 22:2)

God bless

Angel


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