Great news! What glass ceiling, ladies? Mary was 15 or so and look what God had in store for her!
This computer generated star chart is taken from the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe imprinted (not branding) on cactus fiber in Mexico City; the same sacred supernatural photograph of Mary.
There were few computers in Mexico City on Dec 12, 1531, but today, computer analysis shows the stars on her famous ’tilma’ are an exact match for the skychart that day 490 years ago.
In fact, using the tilma stars as the “key”, we find the constellation Virgo (the Virgin) rested over the Virgin Mary’s heart. And the constellation Leo (the Lion of Judah, Jesus/Savior) rests over her womb. Fascinating how God works. He designed the heavens from before all time and engineered all of creation to get us to heaven. In this instance, science, astronomy, theology and Marianology coincide with faith.
From the readings of August 15th Mass:
“And a great sign appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and on her head a crown of twelve stars; she was with child and she cried out in her pangs of birth, in anguish for delivery.”
The only apparition of Mary being pregnant is the tilma of Tenochtitlan ie Guadalupe.
Lotta similarity between the Rev quote and OLG.
EVERY time Mary used her frequent flyer miles and skills, she focused on her Son, and acted on behalf of heaven’s best, God. Like in Fatima or Quito (Lady of Good Success) Equador, Mary is NEVER wrong.
You can read the rest of the story about the devil and its 1/3 of the angels, his battle with God, attempt to devour the child and other salvation historical facts. The Bible is an easy read.
Rev continued: “…a red dragon’s tail swept 1/3 of the stars (angels) and cast them to earth. The dragon stood before the woman (ready to devour her Son)…she fled into the wilderness…(sounds a bit like Mary & Joseph in Egypt for a time)…for 1260 days ie 3 1/2 years. Was the Holy Family in Egypt that long to escape Herod’s evil designs? Rev 12:7 talks of war in heaven, with St Michael the Archangel defeating the devil and its angels.
Mary is the second Eve and the snake dragon evil one does not rest while time is moving; it knows its time is short. Conjecture, evil is aware of much that we are not on earth: take the Catholic icon map key known as the Great Pyramid of Giza. It is a square circle, once covered with 144,000 mirror stones (Revelations 14:1) that sits at the exact center of the world and points to the Exodus and Bethlehem (more in a different post). Evil senses Jesus could be returning pretty quickly, when the Father is good and ready.
But, put simply”:
Mary reigns in heaven; on August 15 a few millennia ago, she died, as tradition shows, in Jerusalem near where her Son perished. Possibly buried temporarily in the Kidron Valley, she was taken heavenward body and soul. (hat tip Patrick Madrid)
Soooo, eBay has toast with Mary’s image on it, yet, knowing God took all of the heavenly Queen home, I wouldn’t buy any Marian first class relics outside cathedrals, tourists and sojourners…and at conferences. They don’t exist. Although you could feast on her dinner table, the one that St Luke painted our Lady of Czestochowa and Son on.
Mary’s chronograph: conceived December 8th (immaculate conception). Born Sept 8th (9 months later). Headed home August 15th First date in heaven on her assumption. Conjecture on whether she died or was assumed alive. But she IS Queen of Heaven, Regina Coeli, forevermore. The Queen Mother.
Mary was conceived without sin on December 8th; she defied the odds and due to Joachim and Anne defying reproductive rights demons assaulting them, she entered daylight on Sept 8th. Speaking of evil devouring everything it can that God values, only about 2/3rds of our children survive today, because medical science has regressed into blatant primitive ignorance: Pre-infant mortality is pandemic…but in Mary’s time, before massive techno advance, much more children came into the world. Even in 1531, at its height, only 1 in 6 humans were sacrificed to the Aztec Quetzalcoatl and related gods. Today it is 1 in 3 and 9 times as likely a black kid is sacrificed to the planned parenthoodlums satanic gods.
Imagine if we had the Aging App at every Planned Parenthood so they can use it alongside the ultrasound machine to show in fact they ARE in fact not animal, vegetable or mineral: but HUMAN.
Sometime in her teen years, Mary, the daughter of Anne and Joachim Joachimoffspring, she was given the rare opportunity to mother God.
I understand God’s representative told her: “Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you” which is one of the three most common Catholic prayers. So, I checked out the historical documents:
Luke 1:26-35 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
26 In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And coming to her, he said, “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.” 29 But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. 30 Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High,[a] and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, 33 and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” 34 But Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?”[b] 35 And the angel said to her in reply, “The holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.
Don’t just believe me, check out the experts…
The early Church fathers had this to say (hat tip Catholic Answers)
The key to understanding all these graces is Mary’s role as the New Eve, which the Fathers proclaimed so forcefully. Because she is the New Eve, she, like the New Adam, was born immaculate, just as the First Adam and Eve were created immaculate. Because she is the New Eve, she is mother of the New Humanity (Christians), just as the first Eve was the mother of humanity. And, because she is the New Eve, she shares the fate of the New Adam. Whereas the First Adam and Eve died and went to dust, the New Adam and Eve were lifted up physically into heaven.
Of particular interest in the following quotations from the Fathers are those that speak of Mary’s immaculate nature. We will all one day be rendered immaculate (sinless), but Mary, as the prototypical Christian, received this grace early. God granted her freedom from sin to make her a fitting mother for his Son.
Even before the terms “original sin” and “immaculate conception” had been defined, early passages imply the doctrines. Many works mention that Mary gave birth to Jesus without pain. But pain in childbearing is part of the penalty of original sin (Gen. 3:16). Thus, Mary could not have been under that penalty. By God’s grace, she was immaculate in anticipation of her Son’s redemptive death on the cross. The Church therefore describes Mary as “the most excellent fruit of redemption” (CCC 508).
The Ascension of Isaiah
“[T]he report concerning the child was noised abroad in Bethlehem. Some said, ‘The Virgin Mary has given birth before she was married two months.’ And many said, ‘She has not given birth; the midwife has not gone up to her, and we heard no cries of pain’” (Ascension of Isaiah 11 [A.D. 70]).
The Odes of Solomon
“So the Virgin became a mother with great mercies. And she labored and bore the Son, but without pain, because it did not occur without purpose. And she did not seek a midwife, because he caused her to give life. She bore as a strong man, with will . . . ” (Odes of Solomon 19 [A.D. 80]).
“[Jesus] became man by the Virgin so that the course which was taken by disobedience in the beginning through the agency of the serpent might be also the very course by which it would be put down. Eve, a virgin and undefiled, conceived the word of the serpent and bore disobedience and death. But the Virgin Mary received faith and joy when the angel Gabriel announced to her the glad tidings that the Spirit of the Lord would come upon her and the power of the Most High would overshadow her, for which reason the Holy One being born of her is the Son of God. And she replied ‘Be it done unto me according to your word’ [Luke 1:38]” (Dialogue with Trypho the Jew 100 [A.D. 155]).
“Consequently, then, Mary the Virgin is found to be obedient, saying, ‘Behold, O Lord, your handmaid; be it done to me according to your word.’ Eve, however, was disobedient, and, when yet a virgin, she did not obey. Just as she, who was then still a virgin although she had Adam for a husband—for in paradise they were both naked but were not ashamed; for, having been created only a short time, they had no understanding of the procreation of children, and it was necessary that they first come to maturity before beginning to multiply—having become disobedient, was made the cause of death for herself and for the whole human race; so also Mary, betrothed to a man but nevertheless still a virgin, being obedient, was made the cause of salvation for herself and for the whole human race. . . . Thus, the knot of Eve’s disobedience was loosed by the obedience of Mary. What the virgin Eve had bound in unbelief, the Virgin Mary loosed through faith” (Against Heresies 3:22:24 [A.D. 189]).
“The Lord then was manifestly coming to his own things, and was sustaining them by means of that creation that is supported by himself. He was making a recapitulation of that disobedience that had occurred in connection with a tree, through the obedience that was upon a tree [i.e., the cross]. Furthermore, the original deception was to be done away with—the deception by which that virgin Eve (who was already espoused to a man) was unhappily misled. That this was to be overturned was happily announced through means of the truth by the angel to the Virgin Mary (who was also [espoused] to a man). . . . So if Eve disobeyed God, yet Mary was persuaded to be obedient to God. In this way, the Virgin Mary might become the advocate of the virgin Eve. And thus, as the human race fell into bondage to death by means of a virgin, so it is rescued by a virgin. Virginal disobedience has been balanced in the opposite scale by virginal obedience. For in the same way, the sin of the first created man received amendment by the correction of the First-Begotten” (ibid., 5:19:1 [A.D. 189]).
“And again, lest I depart from my argumentation on the name of Adam: Why is Christ called Adam by the apostle [Paul], if as man he was not of that earthly origin? But even reason defends this conclusion, that God recovered his image and likeness by a procedure similar to that in which he had been robbed of it by the devil. It was while Eve was still a virgin that the word of the devil crept in to erect an edifice of death. Likewise through a virgin the Word of God was introduced to set up a structure of life. Thus what had been laid waste in ruin by this sex was by the same sex reestablished in salvation. Eve had believed the serpent; Mary believed Gabriel. That which the one destroyed by believing, the other, by believing, set straight” (The Flesh of Christ 17:4 [A.D. 210].
“If therefore it might come to pass by the power of your grace, it has appeared right to us your servants that, as you, having overcome death, do reign in glory, so you should raise up the body of your Mother and take her with you, rejoicing, into heaven. Then said the Savior [Jesus]: ‘Be it done according to your will’” (The Passing of the Virgin 16:2–17 [A.D. 300]).
Ephraim the Syrian
“You alone and your Mother are more beautiful than any others, for there is no blemish in you nor any stains upon your Mother. Who of my children can compare in beauty to these?” (Nisibene Hymns 27:8 [A.D. 361]).
Ambrose of Milan
“Mary’s life should be for you a pictorial image of virginity. Her life is like a mirror reflecting the face of chastity and the form of virtue. Therein you may find a model for your own life . . . showing what to improve, what to imitate, what to hold fast to” (The Virgins 2:2:6 [A.D. 377]).
“The first thing which kindles ardor in learning is the greatness of the teacher. What is greater [to teach by example] than the Mother of God? What more glorious than she whom Glory Itself chose? What more chaste than she who bore a body without contact with another body? For why should I speak of her other virtues? She was a virgin not only in body but also in mind, who stained the sincerity of its disposition by no guile, who was humble in heart, grave in speech, prudent in mind, sparing of words, studious in reading, resting her hope not on uncertain riches, but on the prayer of the poor, intent on work, modest in discourse; wont to seek not man but God as the judge of her thoughts, to injure no one, to have goodwill towards all, to rise up before her elders, not to envy her equals, to avoid boastfulness, to follow reason, to love virtue. When did she pain her parents even by a look? When did she disagree with her neighbors? When did she despise the lowly? When did she avoid the needy?” (ibid., 2:2:7).
“Come, then, and search out your sheep, not through your servants or hired men, but do it yourself. Lift me up bodily and in the flesh, which is fallen in Adam. Lift me up not from Sarah but from Mary, a virgin not only undefiled, but a virgin whom grace had made inviolate, free of every stain of sin” (Commentary on Psalm 118:22–30 [A.D. 387]).
“Our Lord . . . was not averse to males, for he took the form of a male, nor to females, for of a female he was born. Besides, there is a great mystery here: that just as death comes to us through a woman, life is born to us through a woman; that the devil, defeated, would be tormented by each nature, feminine and masculine, as he had taken delight in the defection of both” (Christian Combat 22:24 [A.D. 396]).
“That one woman is both mother and virgin, not in spirit only but even in body. In spirit she is mother, not of our head, who is our Savior himself—of whom all, even she herself, are rightly called children of the bridegroom—but plainly she is the mother of us who are his members, because by love she has cooperated so that the faithful, who are the members of that head, might be born in the Church. In body, indeed, she is the Mother of that very head” (Holy Virginity 6:6 [A.D. 401]).
… “Having excepted the holy Virgin Mary, concerning whom, on account of the honor of the Lord, I wish to have absolutely no question when treating of sins—for how do we know what abundance of grace for the total overcoming of sin was conferred upon her, who merited to conceive and bear him in whom there was no sin?—so, I say, with the exception of the Virgin, if we could have gathered together all those holy men and women, when they were living here, and had asked them whether they were without sin, what do we suppose would have been their answer?” (Nature and Grace 36:42 [A.D. 415]).
Timothy of Jerusalem
“Therefore the Virgin is immortal to this day, seeing that he who had dwelt in her transported her to the regions of her assumption” (Homily on Simeon and Anna [A.D. 400]).
John the Theologian
“[T]he Lord said to his Mother, ‘Let your heart rejoice and be glad, for every favor and every gift has been given to you from my Father in heaven and from me and from the Holy Spirit. Every soul that calls upon your name shall not be ashamed, but shall find mercy and comfort and support and confidence, both in the world that now is and in that which is to come, in the presence of my Father in the heavens’” (The Falling Asleep of Mary [A.D. 400]).
“And from that time forth all knew that the spotless and precious body had been transferred to paradise” (ibid.).
Gregory of Tours
“The course of this life having been completed by blessed Mary, when now she would be called from the world, all the apostles came together from their various regions to her house. And when they had heard that she was about to be taken from the world, they kept watch together with her. And behold, the Lord Jesus came with his angels, and, taking her soul, he gave it over to the angel Michael and withdrew. At daybreak, however, the apostles took up her body on a bier and placed it in a tomb, and they guarded it, expecting the Lord to come. And behold, again the Lord stood by them; the holy body having been received, he commanded that it be taken in a cloud into paradise, where now, rejoined to the soul, [Mary’s body] rejoices with the Lord’s chosen ones and is in the enjoyment of the good of an eternity that will never end” (Eight Books of Miracles 1:4 [A.D. 584]).
“But Mary, the glorious Mother of Christ, who is believed to be a virgin both before and after she bore him, has, as we said above, been translated into paradise, amid the singing of the angelic choirs, whither the Lord preceded her” (ibid., 1:8).
So, if you get a chance. Wish Mary a happy birthday and first day in heaven in your prayers when appropriate. After all, she took the time to be the Ark of the Covenant, the Tabernacle of the Saviour. Through Him ALL are saved who believe in Him.
That’s what my God, who Created 553 sextillion miles of universe for man and woman to enjoy and be stewards of, says He did. Not the alphabet soup of different genders, 75 trillion cells in man. Maybe a few more in woman. And as Mary proved, only woman can take a single cell and convert it to a fully functioning human in about 280 days.
She and Joseph wrapped her Child in swaddling clothes, we put ours in onesies, kidcart strollers and more. Same genus, same species.
As to your god, believe what you want. I stick to the revealed God, who created one man and one woman from one first couple. ONE HUMAN RACE. Shuffle your 52 cards’ deck, all imprinted with RACIST! in the middle, and deal them as you will. There is NO black or Jewish or white or Polish, nay German nor American race. Just the ONE HUMAN RACE.
In this pic, Mary “photobombed” Pope St John Paul the great the moment he was shot by the Bulgarian assassin. A Swiss guard took the pic.
Oh, and the narrow road race to the eternal forever kingdom of heaven. Thank you, New Eve, who was conceived as immaculate as the first Eve and her hubby, Adam.
Mary continues to use her frequent flyer miles, appearing at so many places like Mexico City (Our Lady of Guadalupe), Czestokowa, as Good Success in Quito, Ecuador, at the pope’s side when he was shot by communist sympathizers on May 13, 1981, the feast of our Lady of Fatima, another one of her in personal appearances. Which, as she proved in Egypt, she is the mother of protestants, muslims, Catholics, ALL people and Queen of all places, HEAVEN! too.
Thank you, Mary for your service. You ARE LOVED! Say Hi! to my Donna in the heavenlies; she too took on motherhood with gusto. On August 15, 1981, Donna said Yes to children and ‘I do’ to this dad of a future 11. She returned to heaven 49 days short of 49 on September 9th in 2011; the last rites given on Mary’s birthday the day before.
I have said little on this: but another Mary said “Yes” and “I do!” to me, a widower, on June 8th in the year of the Lord 2019. In another little Godincidence, it was on a Marian date (2/3rds of the way between Dec 8th and September 8th) we exchanged “for better and for worse; for rich or poor…until death do us part.” vows. Mary Basile said “Yes!” to inheriting 12 kids, 12 if you number this author as the first.
Another Mary who never married, a solid Catholic woman and a blessing i believe to sooo many in this zany world and my excellent 11 offspring. I just know Donna is more than fine with this in her present happiness in heaven. I believe we remember our lives in heaven and Donna might be recalling this as the 38th anniversary since that specially permitted Saturday at St Anthony Claret. Tempus fugit, time flies, but heaven IS forever. So is hell, so definitely follow the Christ and the mother of God who heralds her Son repeatedly, a good Jewish mother who knows what’s best for us…and the world.