Ave Maria Meditations
Our Mediatrix, the most holy Virgin Mary, has brought about peace between God and the sinners. As the rainbow in the clouds after the flood was the sign of the covenant between God and the earth, so Mary is truly the sign of the covenant and peace between God and the sinner…
A thing of wonder, says the wise man, is the sun, the work of the Most High (Sir 43:2). The Virgin Mary is an even greater work of wonder, or she was the bridal chamber wherein the Son of God took flesh, the sanctuary of the spirit, the dwelling of the most Blessed Trinity. O work indeed of wonder, for the Son of God made her more beautiful than all the other creatures and holier than all the saints and then in her took on human form and became one of us.
Saint Anthony of Padua