Truths of the Catholic
Mary - The
Church honors Mary with special devotion, which means
that we regard her
with a reverential respect, admiration and with
deference of her being holy and having nobility.
However, Catholics reserve worship for only God; the
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The perfect disciple of Christ is
one who is holy,
always serves Christ,
never betrays or abandons Christ
and always leads other to follow Christ.
The Catholic Church views Mary, the mother of Jesus, as
the perfect disciple of Christ.
The perfect disciple of
Christ is one who is holy
For I, the LORD, am your
God; and you shall make (conform) and keep yourselves
holy, because I am holy
"...from henceforth, all
generations shall call me blessed"
Blessed means to be
pronounced as holy. To have conformed oneself to
God’s divine or moral law.
is friendship with
God, communion with Him and the indwelling of the Holy
always serves Christ
- always leads others to follow Christ - and never
betrays nor abandons Christ
From the moment the angel
came to Mary: Mary
said, "Behold, I am the handmaid (servant) of the Lord
To the wedding a Cana:
His mother said to the servers, "Do whatever he
tells you." Jn
Through the scourging and
crucifixion of Jesus when other disciples could not be
Standing by the cross of Jesus was his mother…
And following the
instructions of Jesus to wait in the upper room for the
All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer,
together with some women, and Mary the mother of Jesus,
and his brothers. Acts
The Catholic Church recognizes Mary, the mother of
Jesus, as the perfect disciple of Christ
Go ahead and put a picture
or statuette of Mary in your home, Mary is deserving of
respect, admiration and devotion from all Catholics.
But, always remember that the ultimate purpose of
devotion to Mary is to glorify God and to lead
Christians to commit themselves to a life which is in
absolute conformity with His will, as did Mary.
is like the Christmas star, always leading others to
Christ - learn from her.
Always lead your own family to the Eucharist, which is