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From: http://www.rosarychurch.net/english/mediatrix.html Mother Church applies these words of Ecclesiasticus "In Me is all Grace of the way and of the truth, in Me is all hope of life and of virtue. Come over to Me, all ye that desire Me, and be filled with My fruits." (Sir 24:25,26) to Mary, singing in the Gradual "Alleluia, alleluia. Hail Mother of mercy, Mother of hope and grace, O Mary, alleluia." And such praises of Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom, abound in the Wisdom and Sapiental Books. See Wisdom 10, for e.g., where almost every grace ever given is attributed to the Powerful Intercession, both of Incarnate Wisdom, Who is Our Lord Jesus Christ; and of Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom, on account of which the feminine pronoun She is so often used here, as in Proverbs, Wisdom, Sirach etc.

Hebrew Literature used to attribute many of these texts to Shekinah, the Mysterious Bride of God's Spirit Who dwelt in the very Glory of God see http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/13537-shekinah; was foreshadowed by the Ark of the Covenant, and in the Bush burnt but not consumed, without understanding it fully. The Church Fathers recognized these as prefigurements of the Blessed Mother, Her giving Birth to Christ as a Virgin through the Fire of the Holy Spirit, and Her dispensing all graces like the Ark that was the Tabernacle from which God gave His Grace. See also: https://stpaulcenter.com/the-burning-bush-theotokos-in-the-old-testament/

It can hardly be doubted in light of these texts that just as Our Lord Jesus Christ by His merits atoned for the sins of all men and all women of all time, so also the most Blessed Virgin Mary, by Her powerful prayers, obtained graces for all peoples of all time. Thoughts?

From a modern translation, Wis 10:10"She, when a righteous man* fled from his brother’s anger, guided him in right ways, Showed him the kingdom of God and gave him knowledge of holy things; She prospered him in his labors and made abundant the fruit of his works, 11 Stood by him against the greed of his defrauders, and enriched him; 12 She preserved him from foes, and secured him against ambush, And she gave him the prize for his hard struggle that he might know that devotion to God* is mightier than all else.l

13 She did not abandon a righteous man* when he was sold,but rescued him from sin. 14 She went down with him into the dungeon, and did not desert him in his bonds, Until she brought him the scepter of royalty and authority over his oppressors, Proved false those who had defamed him, and gave him eternal glory.

15 The holy people and their blameless descendants—it was she who rescued them from the nation that oppressed them. 16 She entered the soul of the Lord’s servant,* and withstood fearsome kings with signs and wonders; 17 she gave the holy ones the reward of their labors, Conducted them by a wondrous road, became a shelter for them by day, a starry flame by night.

18 She took them across the Red Sea and brought them through the deep waters.

19 Their enemies she overwhelmed, and churned them up* from the bottom of the depths.

20 Therefore the righteous despoiled the wicked; and they sang of your holy name, Lord,and praised in unison your conquering hand,


* [10:10–12] Jacob.

* [10:12] Devotion to God: in the Greek this signifies “piety” or “religion,” and is the equivalent of the Hebrew “fear of the Lord”; cf. Prv 1:7.

* [10:13–14] Joseph.

* [10:16] Moses.

* [10:19] Churned them up: casting their bodies on the shore." Taken from: http://www.usccb.org/bible/wisdom/10

Dr. Marshall has another decent article here: https://taylormarshall.com/2011/05/is-mary-mediatrix-of-all-graces.html One qualification regarding the article: Marshall believes Mediatrix of All Graces, which Pope Benedict XV approved, but says Vatican II is ok for using Mediatrix only. As Traditionalists, we should rather regret that Vatican II used Mediatrix but not Mediatrix of All Graces - though former Papal Magisterium had already done it - and wrongly chose not to define this doctrine dogmatically and extend this feast universally, as would have been so pleasing to God and His Mother, according to Their Manifest Will revealed to so many Saints. Archbishop Lefebvre, Cardinal Siri, Cardinal Ottaviani and many other staunchly anti-Modernist prelates were in favor of a dogmatic definition of this doctrine.

This is +ABL later on: "isn't it better to say, with a more profound truth, "Where Mary is, there is the Church."

Because it is through Mary that the Apostles were made founders of the Church. And Mary cannot err, Mary is infallible. Mary cannot sin, She is Immaculate, conceived without sin. She is holy, perfect and She is the light of truth, and that is what She communicated to the Apostles. Therefore, as far as the Apostles and St. Peter continued to be united to Mary in the Spirit of Truth, in the Spirit of Holiness, YES, O YES, we are with the Popes, we are with the Church because She continues Her holy work ... What would we do? Whom would we turn to? Quite simply, we would stay with Mary. We would surround Her as the apostles did on Pentecost Sunday. And we would remain with Her in the Spirit of Truth and Holiness.

You should all know from history, that Mary didn't want to have influence over the Church, only during it's first fifteen years, while She was still on this earth. She has, throughout the centuries, watched over Her Church and watched over Her Apostles, She has appeared again and again reminding us of the Spirit of Truth. The last time She did this was at Fatima, and She gave a secret which She wanted to be published in 1960..." Please see: http://www.sspxasia.com/Documents/Archbishop-Lefebvre/Ubi-Maria-Ibi-Ecclesia.htm
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Mary, our Heavenly Mother, implores those who receive Holy Communion Daily, or at least Weekly, to Offer their Lives. TEXT OF THE LIFE OFFERING, adapted and pluralized: Dear Lord Jesus, before the Holy Trinity, Our Heavenly Mother, and the whole Heavenly Court, united with Your most Precious Blood and Your Sacrifice on Calvary, We hereby Offer our whole Lives to the Intention of Your Sacred Heart and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Together with our life, we place at Your disposal all Holy Masses, all our Holy Communions, all Rosaries, all acts of consecration, all our good deeds, all our sacrifices, and the suffering of our entire life for the Adoration and Supplication of the Holy Trinity, for Unity in our Holy Mother Church, for the Holy Father, Pope Francis the First; and for His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. For all the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, for all Bishops of the Universal Church that they may be true Apostles and Shepherds; and for Priests, Nuns and Monks, for good Priestly and Religious Vocations, and for All Souls until the end of the world. O my Jesus, please accept our life Sacrifice and our offerings and give us Your grace that we may all persevere obediently until death. Amen." https://marianapostolate.com/life-offering/ It is recommended that you make this Life Offering as soon as you feel ready, and to renew it from time to time.

Please read the Blessed Mother's amazing promises in the link: A simple effective way for thousands of us to save millions of souls. The Saints say if we save even just one other soul through prayer and sacrifice, we also ensure the salvation of our own! Let us Offer our Lives in Sacrifice to Jesus and Mary to Save All Souls everywhere.
 

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Because it is through Mary that the Apostles were made founders of the Church.

What?

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And Mary cannot err, Mary is infallible.

Can any Saint err?

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What would we do? Whom would we turn to?

To Jesus Christ, Alpha and Omega, man and God and the one mediator between them, as always.

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She has, throughout the centuries, watched over Her Church and watched over Her Apostles

It is Jesus Christ's Church and Jesus Christ's Apostles, not Mary's.
 
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OTHER SAINTS ON MARY, MEDIATRIX From: https://www.tldm.org/news5/mediatrix1.htm

St. Cyril of Alexandria: "Hail Mary Theotokos, venerable treasure of the whole world, light unextinguished, crown of virginity, sceptre of orthodoxy, indestructible temple, which contains the uncontainable... it is through you that the Holy Trinity is glorified and adored, through you, the precious cross is venerated and adored throughout the whole world, through you that heaven is in gladness, that angels and archangels rejoice that demons are put to flight, through you that the tempter, the devil is cast from heaven, through you that the fallen creature is raised up to heaven, through you that all creation, once imprisoned in idolatry, has reached knowledge of the truth, that the faithful obtain baptism and the oil of joy, churches have been founded in the whole world, that peoples are led to conversion." [7]

St. Gregory Palamas:  “No divine gift can reach either angels or men, save through her mediation. As one cannot enjoy the light of a lamp … save through the medium of this lamp, so every movement towards God, every impulse towards good coming from Him is unrealizable save through the mediation of the Virgin. She does not cease to spread benefits on all creatures….” [15]

St. Louis De Montfort: "To Mary, His faithful spouse, God the Holy Ghost has communicated His unspeakable gifts; and He has chosen her to be the dispensatrix of all He possesses, in such sort that she distributes to whom she wills, as much as she wills, as she wills and when she wills, all His gifts and graces. The Holy Ghost gives no heavenly gift to men which does not pass through her virginal hands." [17]

St. Alphonsus Liguori: "God, who gave us Jesus Christ, wills that all graces that have been, that are, and will be dispensed to men to the end of the world through the merits of Jesus Christ, should be dispensed by the hands and through the intercession of Mary." (The Glories of Mary, Ch. 5).  Against the contention that this doctrine is "a pious exaggeration," St. Alphonsus replied, "I consider it as indubitably true that all graces are dispensed by Mary.” [18]

THE EASTERN LITURGIES

In one of the tropars of the Coptic liturgy we read that our salvation is insured "because every help come to the faithful through Mary, the Mother of God.” [26]  A prayer in the Syriac liturgy read, "How can I praise thee duly, O most chaste Virgin? For thou alone among men art all‑holy; and thou givest to all the help and grace they need.” [27] The Armenian liturgy has the following prayer: “Rejoice, 0 Mother of God, throne of salvation and hope of the human race, Mediatrix of law and grace.” [28] And the Chaldean liturgy has this beautiful prayer: “O Queen of queens, all rich, enrich thy servants with benefits, O Mother of the Most High. For He has made thee the dispensatrix of His treasures and the universal Queen. It is in thy bosom that He has placed His treasures, and in thee He has gathered graces as in a sea, and He has made thee the source of life for mortals…” [29]

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What?

Well, Kreuz, Archbishop +Lefebvre is stating that the Apostles received the Grace of their Apostolic mission from Jesus through Mary, just as every other grace originates in the Sacred Heart of Jesus and comes to us from Him through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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To Jesus Christ, Alpha and Omega, man and God and the one mediator between them, as always.

Certainly, to Jesus Christ, True God and True Man, the Eternal Word made Incarnate Flesh. And also to His Holy Mother, Whom He has made Mother and Mediatrix of His Grace for us His Children. (Jn 19:26-27, Luk 1:39-44, Sir 24:24-26 etc)

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It is Jesus Christ's Church ...

Many Saints have compared the Blessed Mother to the Mystical Neck in the Mystical Body of Christ, the perfectly sanctified channel, wholly united to Him, transformed through theosis, through Whom the Head sanctifies the members still requiring sanctification.

St. Louis Marie De Montfort: "24. God the Son imparted to his mother all that he gained by his life and death, namely, his infinite merits and his eminent virtues. He made her the treasurer of all his Father had given him as heritage. Through her he applies his merits to his members and through her he transmits his virtues and distributes his graces. She is his mystical channel, his aqueduct, through which he causes his mercies to flow gently and abundantly. 25. God the Holy Spirit entrusted his wondrous gifts to Mary, his faithful spouse, and chose her as the dispenser of all he possesses, so that she distributes all his gifts and graces to whom she wills, as much as she wills, how she wills and when she wills. No heavenly gift is given to men which does not pass through her virginal hands. Such indeed is the will of God, who has decreed that we should have all things through Mary, so that, making herself poor and lowly,, and hiding herself in the depths of nothingness during her whole life, she might be enriched, exalted and honoured by almighty God. Such are the views of the Church and the early Fathers." https://www.ewtn.com/library/Montfort/TRUEDEVO.HTM
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Please pray the Association of Precious Blood prayers daily, especially in the great month of July: https://www.preciousbloodinternational.com/prayers4k.html Please pray for aborted and for babies every day. You can save unborn children with every prayer for their Baptism that you say and help efficaciously end terrible abortion-killing worldwide.

Mary, our Heavenly Mother, implores those who receive Holy Communion Daily, or at least Weekly, to Offer their Lives. TEXT OF THE LIFE OFFERING, adapted and pluralized: Dear Lord Jesus, before the Holy Trinity, Our Heavenly Mother, and the whole Heavenly Court, united with Your most Precious Blood and Your Sacrifice on Calvary, We hereby Offer our whole Lives to the Intention of Your Sacred Heart and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Together with our life, we place at Your disposal all Holy Masses, all our Holy Communions, all Rosaries, all acts of consecration, all our good deeds, all our sacrifices, and the suffering of our entire life for the Adoration and Supplication of the Holy Trinity, for Unity in our Holy Mother Church, for the Holy Father, Pope Francis the First; and for His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. For all the Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, for all Bishops of the Universal Church that they may be true Apostles and Shepherds; and for Priests, Nuns and Monks, for good Priestly and Religious Vocations, and for All Souls until the end of the world. O my Jesus, please accept our life Sacrifice and our offerings and give us Your grace that we may all persevere obediently until death. Amen." https://marianapostolate.com/life-offering/ It is recommended that you make this Life Offering as soon as you feel ready, and to renew it from time to time.

Please read the Blessed Mother's amazing promises in the link: A simple effective way for thousands of us to save millions of souls. The Saints say if we save even just one other soul through prayer and sacrifice, we also ensure the salvation of our own! Let us Offer our Lives in Sacrifice to Jesus and Mary to Save All Souls everywhere.
 

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OTHER SAINTS ON MARY, MEDIATRIX From: https://www.tldm.org/news5/mediatrix1.htm

I'm not disputing Mary as Mediatrix.

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What?

Well, Kreuz, Archbishop +Lefebvre is stating that the Apostles received the Grace of their Apostolic mission from Jesus through Mary, just as every other grace originates in the Sacred Heart of Jesus and comes to us from Him through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Well, that's not doctrine, except the latter portion in an historical sense of being the Theotokos.

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To Jesus Christ, Alpha and Omega, man and God and the one mediator between them, as always.

Certainly, to Jesus Christ, True God and True Man, the Eternal Word made Incarnate Flesh. And also to His Holy Mother, Whom He has made Mother and Mediatrix of His Grace for us His Children. (Jn 19:26-27, Luk 1:39-44, Sir 24:24-26 etc)

The author asked what we would do and to whom we would turn without Mary. The way its phrased implies we are helpless without Mary, which smacks, frankly, of a Marioloatry that conflicts with the Gospel. Mary is a help. She is not my rock, she is not my saviour and she is not my God - and she is not the one I turn to first or last.


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It is Jesus Christ's Church ...

Many Saints have compared the Blessed Mother to the Mystical Neck in the Mystical Body of Christ, the perfectly sanctified channel, wholly united to Him, transformed through theosis, through Whom the Head sanctifies the members still requiring sanctification.

It is nevertheless not Mary's Church.

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St. Louis Marie De Montfort: "24. God the Son imparted to his mother all that he gained by his life and death, namely, his infinite merits and his eminent virtues. He made her the treasurer of all his Father had given him as heritage. Through her he applies his merits to his members and through her he transmits his virtues and distributes his graces. She is his mystical channel, his aqueduct, through which he causes his mercies to flow gently and abundantly. 25. God the Holy Spirit entrusted his wondrous gifts to Mary, his faithful spouse, and chose her as the dispenser of all he possesses, so that she distributes all his gifts and gracesto whom she wills, as much as she wills, how she wills and when she wills. No heavenly gift is given to men which does not pass through her virginal hands. Such indeed is the will of God, who has decreed that we should have all things through Mary, so that, making herself poor and lowly,, and hiding herself in the depths of nothingness during her whole life, she might be enriched, exalted and honoured by almighty God. Such are the views of the Church and the early Fathers." https://www.ewtn.com/library/Montfort/TRUEDEVO.HTM

Yes, this is not doctrine. It's an opinon. And the bolded portion, frankly, conflicts with the teaching of the Church. It certainly appear incompatible, by placing the will of a third party between God and the individual man, with both Thomism and Molinism, unless we want to say that Mary does naught but the will of her Son, in which case it is redundant.
 
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