Dr. Joseph Almeida is Professor of Classics at the Franciscan University of She understood these things to a higher degree than is even possible to contemplate, let alone express. Apoc. He on the “Hail Mary.”. the triumphal crown of the Roman consul, and then he reviews the kinds of crowns spoken of in Scripture, e.g. The Lord said to Gideon, who was afraid motherhood itself. 7:1). She understood these things to a higher degree than is even possible to contemplate, let alone express. Copyright © 2009-2020 - ICBS Group. 7:1). No adversity in St. Mary + Lawrence was born in Brindisi, Italy, and entered the Capuchin Franciscans at the age of sixteen. This is Indeed we hear the words of Solomon: “The crown of the wise is their riches” (Pr. city one finds the highest perfection, the highest happiness, the most perfect St. Lawrence is a Doctor of the Church and is known for his writings and many sermons, commentaries on Sacred Scripture, and a number of controversial works against Lutheranism. Ps. the Blessed Virgin and, indeed, to be experienced henceforth, perpetually, by is with you." Born at Brindisi in 1559; died at Lisbon on 22 July, 1619. This is an Moreover, God, who loves us thoroughly and greatly desires our salvation, wished Mary to be most wise and at the same time most favored in the eyes of his majesty in order that she might be suited in the highest degree to beg for our salvation. The meaning of this gift of authority to Moses, and in a parallel way of the gift to Mary, is that God granted him the power and authority to do in Pharaoh’s kingdom what God could do in His own kingdom. From a sermon by Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, priest 1559 - 1619 Preaching is an apostolic duty There is a spiritual life that we share with the angels of heaven and with the divine spirits, for like them we have been formed in … After his ordination, he was called to Rome by Pope Clement VIII and given the work to convert the Jews to Christianity. to its curse. Lawrence to Germany to help raise a crusade against the Turks. finally, eternal life, glory and happiness. is said to dwell in unapproachable light (cf. Mary did not share in Eve's sin nor was she an heir to it. Again, just as the crown of the sun contains the twelve constellations of the Zodiac, so does the crown of Mary, who is clothed with the sun, contain twelve most splendid and shining stars. one wishing for or offering a prayer for the subject of his greeting. are you who are full of grace." the entire Church of God. Saint Lawrence of Brindisi on Mary's Queenship. From a sermon by St. Lawrence of Brindisi, priest (Sermo Quadragesimalis 2, Opera omnia 5, 1, nn 48, 50, 52) Preaching is an apostolic duty There is a spiritual life that we share with the angels of heaven and with the divine spirits, for like them we have been formed in the image and likeness of God. the crown of glory (cf. He was a gifted preacher and was well known for his sermons. Cap, S.T.D. He derives this first from the significance of the stars in the diadem: Guglielmo de Rossi -- or Guglielmo Russi, according to a contemporary writer -- was his father's name; his mother was Elisabetta Masella. She gave birth to the Savior not in sorrow but in joy. This All of his sermons are included in the English Opera Omnia, but the Lutheranismi Hypotyposis and his commentary … However, save in this text of Revelation, we discover no crown of stars anywhere else. 8:5), the crown of justice (cf. Home, ------- In a similar sense God granted Mary, as the true spouse of the Almighty and the true mother of Christ all powerful authority over the works of his hands, and conferred upon her the authority of God Himself in her power over heaven and made her mistress of the universe by deputation. Church, Ohio Thus Mary advocates on our behalf in the presence of God those things which are most prudent for us just as that wise woman Tekoa did for Absolon in the presence of David (cf. Thus Mary advocates on our behalf in the presence of God those things which are most prudent for us just as that wise woman Tekoa did for Absolon in the presence of David (cf. The sun also is in some sense crowned by the stars of the Zodiac as both the ruler and king of all the stars of the visible heavens. In addition the crown of twelve stars is the knowledge of all the mysteries of our own faith, the manifest divine truth of whose signs Mary most perfectly grasped and most fully understood beyond the elect, above all the Apostles, and above all the angelic spirits. shalom because "Jerusalem" (in Hebrew) means "vision of peace": in this heavenly He was educated by the conventual Franciscans there and by his uncle at St. Mark’s in Venice. The most splendid star in the crown of twelve stars represents the honor of her divine motherhood, the glory of divine election as a spouse, and the conferral of divine power over all creation. The Mariale, a collection of 84 of his sermons on Mary, comprises a complete and profound Mariology Known as the Apostolic Doctor, St. Lawrence was a prolific writer. His voice was of one making an affirmation, not of angel indicated that she would be inundated with the greatest joy and experience tender devotion to the Mother of God. God, the remission of sin, the abundant blessings of the riches of heaven, and, 1 Tim 6:16). "Angelic Salutation," i.e. The above article is the first in a series on the sermons of St. The magnitude of this dignity flows chiefly and fittingly in St. Lawrence’s interpretation from Mary’s divine motherhood: The series first appeared in the His reflections amount to nothing less than a commentary on the great Glorious mystery of the Rosary, the Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary as queen of heaven and earth. 27:29), but finds nothing similar to the unique diadem of the lady of Revelation. Mary’s position before God is as was Esther’s before Ahasuerus. Esther 5:8). 4:8), and even Christ’s crown of thorns (cf. The sun, however, is a unique prince and monarch. shall not die" (Judg 6:23). If God gave to Solomon, who was a mere servant, so great a wisdom, how much wisdom is it proper to believe that He gave to his spouse and mother? St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Born in Brindisi in Italy and christened Julius Caesar, the future saint’s father was Guglielmo Rossi, ... As the fame of his sanctity preceded him wherever he went, people flocked to hear his sermons. The three volumes of controversies have notes in … De Laudibus et Invocatione Virginis Deiparae. Thus he says: In continuing his series of sermons on St. John’s vision of the woman clothed with the sun, St. Lawrence comes in the fifth of his seven sermons to a consideration of the meaning of the lady’s crown of twelve stars. Again, just as the crown of the sun contains the twelve constellations of the Zodiac, so does the crown of Mary, who is clothed with the sun, contain twelve most splendid and shining stars. time a thing most pleasing to angels and to men, the New Testament seems to have On her head, St. John says, was a crown of twelve stars.” "Hail, full of grace; the Lord For St. Lawrence this revelation of the coronation of Mary entails the power of rule, conferred by the preeminent power of the Almighty Himself, over the entirety of creation, a rule over all of heaven and all of earth, flowing from the very hand of God Himself freely entrusted to His spouse and mother. Just as Christ commanded the winds and the sea, and they obeyed Him, just as He also commanded the dead to rise, so now it is given to Mary to do the same because she is granted divine authority and power and is made as a God to the world. unspoken mystery, a new and unspoken sacrament. O queen above all men and above even the marvelous minds of angels! (Marians of the Immaculate Conception) Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy Province, Steubenville, OH reading from and commenting on: St Lawrence of Brindisi, OFM Cap. If God gave to Solomon, who was a mere servant, so great a wisdom, how much wisdom is it proper to believe that He gave to his spouse and mother? The most perfect crown of twelve stars represents the knowledge of all creatures. A personal attack on Luther ii. a proclamation of the happiest news to mankind, namely, the grace and mercy of That is to say: "My peace is with you. Thus he says: His sermons and treastises on the Blessed Virgin have … Why, however, was the crown of this most high Queen of heaven constructed of twelve stars? [Editor's Note: The article contains some reference to the sinless sees it as an affirmation that Mary possesses divine peace in a special way: There is very deep meaning in this greeting. You joined the Capuchin Order at an early age and were known to have been a brilliant student. Yes, Father, for that is what it … Oh ... Morth Mariam Yoldath Aloho (Mother of God) Pray for us. Vernon Wagner, O.F.M.Cap., of Mount Calvary, Wisconsin, and most of it has been published. Hail Holy Queen - sermons In Visionem S. Ioannis Evangelistae . In his letter the Holy Father says that the Rosary “has all the depth of the Gospel message in its entirety” (§1). Mt. On her head, St. John says, was a crown of twelve stars.” announced the peace and perfect joy which was her possession. signifies joy and gladness. "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Because she was thus truly immune from all sin, she had no reason for The angel did not wish for and Lawrence wrote a commentary on Genesis and several treatises against Luther, but Lawrence's main writings are in the nine volumes of his sermons. In his sermons, he said: "The preaching of the word of God is necessary for the spiritual life, just as the planting of seed is necessary for bodily life.. Preaching is a duty that is apostolic, angelic, Christian, divine." I. For St. Lawrence, then, the "Annunciation" is, precisely, an Euvangelium: it is From this annunciation, which made God most glad and was at the same Thus we read: “There are sixty queens and eight concubines (but) my perfect one is only one” (Song 6:8-9). St. Lawrence of Brindisi The Sixth Sermon on the Vision of St. John, for the Saturday after Passion Sunday, On the Vision of St. John Concerning the Sorrows of the Virgin Mother of God “And being with child, she cried travailing in birth, and was in pain to be delivered.” 14:24, Douay-Rheims). Thus he says: the triumphal crown of the Roman consul, and then he reviews the kinds of crowns spoken of in Scripture, e.g. Page | 2. joy that leads St. Lawrence to link the Angelic Salutation with the Gospel St. Lawrence first reviews the kinds of crowns known from political life, e.g. Friar Lawrence led his Order, eventually elected to the highest level of Vicar-General, and was also employed as an ambassador for … Ps. contain, in principle, the whole of the Gospel. of men, when Mary heard it, she was confused and amazed by the novelty of it Thus she stands at the right hand of God as the most high queen of heaven and earth: “At your right hand stands the queen in gold” (Ps. Faith | Church Fathers | Prayers | Lo, With scholarly precision, summarizing work of his past sermons and developing the present line of inquiry, St. Lawrence announces the coronation as his current topic: “We saw this heavenly woman, who was a great miracle while in this world, clothed with the sun and placed above the moon in heaven. statement rejected all the sorrows of old and excluded the ancient charge of The known writings of St. Lorenzo of Brindisi comprise eight volumes of sermons, two didactic treatises on oratory, a commentary on Genesis, another on Ezechiel, and three volumes of religious polemics. offer a prayer of peace for Mary in the customary way of those who give This article, is very important, as it provides us a Whence the angel said to her, Ave or Hail, and Website designed, built, and hosted by in St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Apostolic Doctor, “Specialists in Mariology declare that the sixty-two sermons of Lawrence’s Mariaele form a complete summa of this matter, prominent in Marian literature not only at his time, but ever since!” (emphasis mine). "peace," for the Hebrews, as those skilled in this of St. Lawrence of Brindisi, The Holy Virgin Mary in the Syrian Orthodox Church by His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas. Due to his wisdom and holiness, which almighty God permitted him to manifest in astonishing ways, his efforts proved successful. Now we must see the meaning of the coronation and adornment with a diadem of stars. The angel therefore announced the happiness of the Virgin and the cause of her itself: Furthermore, it is clear to observation that in his salutation Gabriel did not The following is a sermon given by St. Lawrence during the Lenten Season: When you fast do not look gloomy like the hypocrites. It is just as the divine prophet Zechariah said to the Church: Steubenville. Thus Christ is Pontiff's call for deeper Marian studies. supreme and highest cause of joy. What, therefore, does this crown signify? Indeed, it become clear that the foundation point and principle of his Marian scholarship is the divine motherhood itself. Mt. foundation point and principle of his Marian scholarship is the divine 45:9). She was | Lectionary Sermons 4:8), and even Christ’s crown of thorns (cf. The most perfect crown of twelve stars represents the knowledge of all creatures. Moreover, God, who loves us thoroughly and greatly desires our salvation, wished Mary to be most wise and at the same time most favored in the eyes of his majesty in order that she might be suited in the highest degree to beg for our salvation. The Writings of St. Lawrence of Brindisi, OFM Cap. In 1922 when the Capuchin Brothers, were invited to take charge the parish was renamed to honor the Franciscan Saint, Lawrence of Brindisi. of Catholic Church. While what he says is bold indeed, it follows from an unoffending and sound principle, namely, all that is Mary’s was freely given by God as a fitting honor for His spouse and mother. Jerusalem, the heavenly fatherland derives its own name from the word Most of his sermons are written in Italian, the other works being in Latin. exactly the "good news" which is the Gospel of Christ. Saint Lawrence of Brindisi was initially called Giulio Cesare Russo. because he had seen an angel of the Lord: "Peace be to you; do not fear, you bountiful. committed any sin, not even the very smallest nor most trivial sin. you," the peace, to be sure, of God, a peace "which passes all understanding" His sermons and treastises on the Blessed Virgin have led some to call him the most influential Marian scholar of his time. So just as the sun, as the prince of heaven, is surrounded by the stars of the Zodiac, in the same way this woman clothed with the sun has stars on her head because she is the Queen of the universe. MARIALE. On the … world of a new and profound kind of joy, experienced mutually by the angel and Mary’s position before God is as was Esther’s before Ahasuerus. The words "hail full of grace" mean, therefore, "happy and blessed Three Sermons on the Feast of St Francis. His reflections amount to nothing less than a commentary on the … 2 Sam 14:1ff). In addition the crown of twelve stars is the knowledge of all the mysteries of our own faith, the manifest divine truth of whose signs Mary most perfectly grasped and most fully understood beyond the elect, above all the Apostles, and above all the angelic spirits. In continuing his series of sermons on St. John’s vision of the woman clothed with the sun, St. Lawrence comes in the fifth of his seven sermons to a consideration of the meaning of the lady’s crown of twelve stars. In the following excerpts one begins to see most clearly that there exists in St. Lawrence’s Marian work a unity between speculative theology and tender devotion to the Mother of God. He derives this first from the significance of the stars in the diadem: Thus he says: on the "Hail Mary," St. Lawrence holds that the words, "hail, full of grace," nature of Mary which comes from the dogma of Immaculate Conception of Mary words "hail, full of grace," the substance of the "Hail Mary," is to the Gospel What if this crown indicates the wisdom of the Blessed Virgin Mary? Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest and Doctor Short life History. It gives a short account of Lawrence’s life and his debate with the Lutheran theologian Polycarp Leyser in Prague. So just as the sun, as the prince of heaven, is surrounded by the stars of the Zodiac, in the same way this woman clothed with the sun has stars on her head because she is the Queen of the universe. (1) The sun, however, is a unique prince and monarch. Why, however, was the crown of this most high Queen of heaven constructed of twelve stars? In these three aspects God the Father honored her as a daughter, God the Son honored her as His mother, and God the Holy Spirit as His most beloved spouse, the heir and matron of all the good things of God. In the first of St. Lawrence's ten sermons on the The meaning of this gift of authority to Moses, and in a parallel way of the gift to Mary, is that God granted him the power and authority to do in Pharaoh’s kingdom what God could do in His own kingdom. Because this greeting was unique in the history and customs Now we must see the meaning of the coronation and adornment with a diadem of stars. Commentary on Matthew c.1206-1280 2. On the Admirability of the Virgin Theotokos, Sermon 1, [Latin & English] What if this crown indicates the wisdom of the Blessed Virgin Mary? They put on long faces, etc. For St. Lawrence joy follows happiness, and therefore he further understands the Lawrence of Brindisi (22 July 1559 – 22 July 1619), born Giulio Cesare Russo, was a Roman Catholic priest and a theologian as well as a member of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin.An accomplished linguist, in addition to his native Italian, Lawrence could read and speak Latin, Hebrew, Greek, German, Bohemian, Spanish, and … For St. Lawrence this revelation of the coronation of Mary entails the power of rule, conferred by the preeminent power of the Almighty Himself, over the entirety of creation, a rule over all of heaven and all of earth, flowing from the very hand of God Himself freely entrusted to His spouse and mother. the world could harm her, if no iniquity had been conveyed to her through man. Lawrence of Brindisi on the Angelic Salutation. MARIALE. highest favor with God, favor of a kind beyond even that which every angelic Your special gift was with languages, of which you were fluent in all the European languages and in Hebrew and Aramaic. |  Shunoyo 2 Tim. What sort and how great a treasure of wisdom do we believe the holy person of Mary to be? The series first appeared in the publication,Catholics United for the Faith. St. Lawrence of Brindisi was founded in 1908 on the property on Compton Avenue at 101st Street in the heart of Watts. The angel's 3 Kgs. The three volumes of controversies have notes in … For St. Lawrence the angel's greeting is not a typical form of well-wishing. great exultation. and eternal salvation, and that repose which will never end. In 1598, along with his Capuchin brothers, Lawrence established … called the Prince of Peace, whose peace will never end (cf. different way of looking at the angelic salutation to Mary. than a greeting; it is an affirmation of a special new joy in the world: The words of the angel's greeting excluded all reference to every cause of Thus we read: “There are sixty queens and eight concubines (but) my perfect one is only one” (Song 6:8-9). Indeed, it become clear that the foundation point and principle of his Marian scholarship is the divine motherhood itself. O most high and most divine queen, on whose head there is a crown of twelve stars. It is just like when God said to Moses: “See I make you as a God to Pharaoh” (Ex. peace for the Virgin, but announcing and affirming that she already possesses What Zechariah means is that the highest St. Albert the Great 1. Mary herself, therefore, is the unique queen of heaven just as the one true God is her spouse and the one true Christ her son.” Mother of All Peoples is an international lay organization that seeks to spread knowledge of and devotion to the Virgin Mary, and works for the papal definition of our Lady as Coredemptrix, Mediatrix, and Advocate. Three Sermons for the Feast of Saint Francis. While still a deacon Brother Lawrence was assigned to give the Lenten sermons at San Giovanni Nuovo in Venice and so great was the young preacher’s passion and eloquence in the pulpit that the whole city was in admiration of him. Just as Joshua commanded the sun and the moon to delay their movements and just as Elijah commanded fire to come down from the sky and just as he opened the heavens to rain and then closed them, so Mary is able to command all things in all ways. Regarding: A Sermon from the 1st Sunday of Lent (Date Recorded: 3/05/2014) Finally, St. Lawrence believes that Gabriel not only greets Mary, but rejoices In the following excerpts one begins to see most clearly that there exists in St. Lawrence’s Marian work a unity between speculative theology and tender devotion to the Mother of God. International Cyber Business Services, Inc., Hudson, Ohio, Hail Holy Queen - sermons The above article is the eleventh in a series on the sermons of St. Lawrence of Brindisi. eBooks | Our I. mourning or sadness since these things emanate wholly from sin. language knew, does not only signify concord and tranquility, but also Basil's Syriac Orthodox Thus we have the crown divinely constructed from twelve most splendid stars. In Sacred Scripture we also read of a crown of wisdom. In addition to signifying Mary’s power and authority as heavenly queen, St. Lawrence understands the stars of her crown to signify the particular wisdom that belongs to the Mother of God and thus he unites her position as queen of heaven and earth and intercessor for the people of the world before the right hand of God’s power. … It is this mutual … in St. Lawrence's Marian work a unity between speculative theology and of St. Lawrence of Brindisi publication Catholics United for the Faith. Saint Lawrence of Brindisi 1559-1619 Feast: Jul. the crown of glory (cf. However, just as among the seventy wives of Solomon one was still preeminent above all the others, namely the daughter of Pharaoh (cf. in a special way in the announcement that he brings to her. In 1601 Lawrence served as chaplain for the army of Rudolph II, the Holy Roman Emperor. St. Lawrence of Brindisi: Exegete 269 to preach to the Jews in Rome and this command was reiterated by Popes Clement VIII and Paul V. Probably this work was written by the saint St. Lawrence of Brindisi At the request of Emperor Rudolf II, who knew the reputation of the Capuchin, Pope Clement VIII sent Fr. A new messenger of God greeted a new woman in a new way according to a new and O queen above all men and above even the marvelous minds of angels! All holy souls are, as spouses of Christ, crowned in heaven. Thus we have the crown divinely constructed from twelve most splendid stars. In addition to signifying Mary’s power and authority as heavenly queen, St. Lawrence understands the stars of her crown to signify the particular wisdom that belongs to the Mother of God and thus he unites her position as queen of heaven and earth and intercessor for the people of the world before the right hand of God’s power. sorrow arising from sin and depicted Mary as one free and immune from all Dr. Joseph Almeida is Professor of Classics at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. SERMONES SEPTEM IN SABBATIS QUADRAGESIMAE . Notes His reflections amount to nothing less than a commentary on the great Glorious mystery of the Rosary, the Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary as queen of heaven and earth. Peace goes Cap., The 33 Doctors of the Church, Rockford: TAN Books and Publishers, Inc., 565. God's own presence in a special way: Since there is no happiness without pleasure, gladness, or joy, peace also Is 9:7). Indeed we hear the words of Solomon: “The crown of the wise is their riches” (Pr. His known writings comprise eight volumes of sermons, two treatises on oratory, commentaries on Genesis and Ezekiel, and three volumes of religious … However, just as among the seventy wives of Solomon one was still preeminent above all the others, namely the daughter of Pharaoh (cf. Hail, Full of Grace: Sermons of St. Lawrence of Brindisi, In his greeting to Mary, the celestial groomsman is not wishing nor offering a prayer of … PRIMA PARS . + Saint Lawrence of Brindisi died in 1619 and was canonized in 1881. 14:24, Douay-Rheims). Here St. Lawrence begins to focus on Mary’s role as divine spouse and divine mother to explain the unique significance of the celestial diadem. Disclaimer ... Lawrence of Brindisi died while on a diplomatic mission on behalf of the … This article examines the ecclesiology of Lawrence of Brindisi’s Lutheranismi hypotyposis. In a similar sense God granted Mary, as the true spouse of the Almighty and the true mother of Christ all powerful authority over the works of his hands, and conferred upon her the authority of God Himself in her power over heaven and made her mistress of the universe by deputation. This is because peace for the Hebrews denotes They put on long faces, etc. He was born at Brandisi, kingdom of Naples, on July 22nd. This greeting indicates the birth into the At that time Jesus exclaimed, ‘I bless you Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to mere children. She was not subject Prayer to St. Lawrence of Brindisi St. Lawrence, you were in born in Naples to a merchant family. Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Who in the world will be able to find words to express in its proper dignity what kind and how great is this glory of the most high and holy queen? According to Cuthbert Gumbinger, O.F.M. Today Christ, the divine artist, molds and fashions a spiritual man, a theological man, the inner self, as Paul calls him. (1) C. Rengers, O.F.M. the words, "Hail full of grace." The Representation of Lutheranism (1607-08) has 3 parts 1559-1619 i. greeting to Mary the celestial groomsman is not wishing nor offering a prayer of He was canonized in 1881 and proclaimed a Doctor of the Church by Pope John XXIII in 1959. Indeed, it become clear that the In Sacred Scripture we also read of a crown of wisdom. St. Lawrence comes to a very similar position, not, however, about the whole Rosary, but about its most “substantial element” (Rosarium Virginis Mariae, §33), namely, the “Hail … this peace. Saint Lawrence of Brindisi was born in 1559; he became a Capuchin friar at the age of sixteen. FIRST PART . Esther 5:8). angels themselves in purity and surpassed them in sanctity. highest joy and exultation. This was in her the (Phil 4:7). First, it signifies that the most glorious queen of heaven, the true spouse of God, was crowned in eternity. important theological concept of Mariology.]. 8:5), the crown of justice (cf. The first volume of the Saint’s Opera Omnia is dedicated entirely to the Sermons he wrote for Marian Feasts. The known writings of St. Lorenzo of Brindisi comprise eight volumes of sermons, two didactic treatises on oratory, a commentary on Genesis, another on Ezechiel, and three volumes of religious polemics. Lawrence also had an extensive grasp on the Holy Scriptures. none of the punishment of Hell in the fires of Purgatory since she never The most splendid star in the crown of twelve stars represents the honor of her divine motherhood, the glory of divine election as a spouse, and the conferral of divine power over all creation. Who in the world will be able to find words to express in its proper dignity what kind and how great is this glory of the most high and holy queen? On the Praises and Invocation of the Virgin Theotokos. She felt Thus she stands at the right hand of God as the most high queen of heaven and earth: “At your right hand stands the queen in gold” (Ps. It is just like when God said to Moses: “See I make you as a God to Pharaoh” (Ex. A service of St. as the root of the tree is to its fruit, just as for the Pope the Rosary, whose Hail, Full of Grace: Sermons of St. Lawrence of Brindisi, St. Mary- Theotokos - Mother of God, Virgin Mary, Syrian Orthodox Church, Baselios Church Digital Library, Jacobite Church Ohio. Thus in the eyes of St. Lawrence the crown of twelve stars on the woman clothed with the sun signifies God’s desire to reveal the Blessed Virgin as the most powerful queen of heaven and earth and a most wise and powerful intercessor for the salvation of the people of God. 45:9). just greet the Virgin lovingly and show her reverence, but he also happily and He declared that Mary retained nothing at all of this ancient One finds an especially remarkable correspondence in the first of St. Lawrence’s ten sermons on the “Angelic Salutation,” i.e. Doctor of the Church. news" which is the Gospel. 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