Christ’s Relationship With Mary…

Saints and spiritual masters have consistently pointed to the invaluable assistance of the Mother of God in helping us to know and love Christ. Nowhere is this profound reality best captured than by this beautiful hymn:

Mary the Dawn, Christ the Perfect Day;

Mary the Gate, Christ the Heav’nly Way!

Mary the Root, Christ the Mystic Vine;

Mary the Grape, Christ the Sacred Wine!

Mary the Wheat-sheaf, Christ the Living Bread;

Mary the Rose-Tree, Christ the Rose Blood-red!

Mary the Font, Christ the Cleansing Flood;

Mary the Chalice, Christ the Saving Blood!

Mary the Temple, Christ the Temple’s Lord;

Mary the Shrine, Christ the God adored!

Mary the Beacon, Christ the Haven’s Rest;

Mary the Mirror, Christ the Vision Blest!

Mary the Mother, Christ the Mother’s Son.

Both ever blest while endless ages run.

Father Justin Mulcahy, C.P., (1894-1981)

In Romans 13 St. Paul instructs us to “give honour to…

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