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Privileges Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

Privileges Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

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There are four Marian Catholic dogmas which we can also refer to as privileges of Mary and these are: Immaculate Conception, Mother of God, Perpetual Virginity of Mary and Assumption of Mary.

Theologians have also identified some other privileges of Mary such as Queenship of Mary, Mediatrix of all graces, Mother of the Church, Full of geace, Cooperation in redemption and that Mary is above all the Saints most excellent in glory. This is but a few of the privileges granted by the Most Holy Trinity to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

We take a look at a few of them:

1. Immaculate Conception.

On December 8, 1854, having spent all of his holy life – his boyhood, his priesthood, as bishop, cardinal and Pope – at the feet of the Mother of God, the most Blessed Virgin Mary, and having deeply considered also, in his exile at Gaeta, the earnest petitions of Catholics all over the world in its behalf, Pope Pius IX defined ex cathedra, in the glorious Basilica of Saint Peter’s before one hundred and seventy bishops and innumerable pilgrims come literally from the ends of the earth, the divine dogma of Our Lady’s Immaculate Conception. The voice of the Sovereign Pontiff broke and tears filled his eyes as he paused before uttering the infallible words:
“We declare, pronounce and define that the doctrine which holds that the Blessed Virgin Mary, at the first instant of her conception, by a singular privilege and grace of the Omnipotent God, in virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Savior of mankind, was preserved immaculate from all stain of original sin, has been revealed by God, and therefore should firmly and constantly be believed by all the faithful….”

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