The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary As Set Forth in Her Litany – Mother of Our Creator

Mysteries surround us, we move, live and have our being, so to speak, in the midst of mysteries. There are marvels in the heavens, on the earth, in the waters, under the waters and in ourselves.

We know but little of the secrets of God. We understand but imperfectly the ways of Divine Providence. We cannot fathom God’s infinite wisdom. His designs are inscrutable. We enter not into His counsels.

Our finite mind is powerless to comprehend the works of the Almighty Being.

As the child accepts without questioning the word of his father, so must we, even more so, receive the word of God as our way, our light and our life.

One of the profoundest mysteries we are asked to believe in, is that of the Most Blessed Trinity. One God, yet three Divine Persons. It is a dogma of Catholic faith. It is a teaching of Holy Scripture, a divinely revealed truth.

The Father is God, the Son is God, the Holy Ghost is God, nevertheless there is but one God.

The Father is from all eternity, the Son had no beginning and will have no end, the Holy Ghost is the Alpha and Omega of all things. But they are not three eternals, they are but one eternal God, who is the Creator of the heavens and the earth.

God the Father alone is not the Creator, neither is the Son, nor is the Holy Ghost, but the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, the triune God is the Creator of all things.

God the Son, the second person of the Adorable Trinity, became man in assuming human nature unto Himself, still He did not cease to be God, for as God He is eternal, in whom there can be neither change nor alteration. When, therefore, in the fullness of time, according to the designs of the Almighty, the second person of the Godhead was to become man, she who was chosen from all eternity and who was to furnish Him of her substance, when the “Word was made flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14), is as much His Mother as any woman is the mother of her son.

But Mary is the woman of God’s special predilection, in whose chaste womb the Second Person of the Holy Trinity was to nestle and assume unto Himself of her flesh and blood and become man. She is, therefore, His Mother, the Mother of the God man who was born of her.

“Behold a virgin shall be with child, and bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Emmanual, which, being interpreted, is God with us” (Matthew 1:23). And the Angel said to Mary: “Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son; and thou shalt call His name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High” (Luke 1:31,32). This Emmanuel, this Son of the Most High is none other than the Son of the ever glorious Virgin Mary. Her Son is the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, true God equal to His Father. He is our Creator. But Mary, being His Mother, is the Mother of our Creator.

Exalted dignity, sublime honor, marvel of marvels, that a creature should become the Mother of her Creator. But what a creature she is, who surpasses in dignity, in virtue, in grace all the Angels and Saints of God. Virgin of Virgins, spotless, most pure Mary, chosen from all eternity to be the glorious and immaculate Mother of our Creator.