Mary Queen of Prophets

Mary, Queen of Prophets

Let Mary show you the way to Christ

He has exalted the lowly: Mary, a reflection on the Magnificat

A talk on Mary in the light of the prophetic tradition of Israel

Mary’s Magnificat Points the Way

Magnificat verseProphet and Lesson (Past)Marian teaching (Present)What we need to do (Future)
My soul glorifies the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior. He looks on his servant in her lowliness; henceforth all ages will call me blessedCreation-How we were wonderfully made/creationImmaculate ConceptionWe need to separate ourselves from sin
The Almighty works marvels for me. Holy his name!Jeremiah- Holiness through vocationMary, Mother of godAccept our vocation and receive God’s blessings
His mercy is from age to age, on those who fear him.Isaiah-Justice and mercySinlessness of Mary (Sinless Virgin)We have to keep in mind God’s justice in order to receive His mercy
He puts forth his arm in strength and scatters the proud-hearted. He casts the mighty from their thrones and raises the lowly.Ezekiel- Perseverance through SufferingImmaculate Heart of MaryGive our suffering to God and allow him to walk with us in our sufferings
He fills the starving with good things, sends the rich away empty.Amos- Helping the Poor/Works of MercyMary’s Perpetual VirginityMake of ourselves a gift to the world through our time, talents, and treasure
He protects Israel, his servant, remembering his mercy, the mercy promised to our fathers, to Abraham and his sons for ever.Isaiah- Faith/Restored EdenMary’s AssumptionWe need to find the happiness God made us for when we do His will

Summary

Mary and the prophets are summarized in Mary’s-the greatest and culmination of the prophets-last recorded words, “Do whatever He tells you” (Jn. 2:5).  In this, we see the prophets show us the joy, peace, fulfillment and Happiness that God has always intended for us.