The Birth of Mary

Birth of Mary 2

The Lord gave her [St. Anne] to understand that she should treat her child exteriorly as a mother treats her daughter, but that she should preserve interiorly the respect due to her dignity. The Angels venerated her as their Queen, in the arms of her mother, and those who were appointed as her guardians rendered themselves visible to her eyes; this was the first time in which she beheld them under corporeal forms. One thousand were commissioned by God to defend her, from the very instant of her conception. After they had rendered their homage, God sent the Archangel Gabriel to announce the good tidings to the holy patriarchs in Limbo.

[From: The Divine Life of the Most Holy Virgin, by Ven. Mary of Agreda, pg. 17]

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2 Responses

  1. Lovely.

  2. Mary was so blessed to be able to see all the angels around her throughout her life!

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