It IS Biblical to Pray to Our Lady – It IS… Definitely!editor
Recently, I found myself discussing the issue of praying to Our Lady on The Conservative Woman blog. I came across them during lockdown when it was one of the few places of refuge online, challenging the whole Covid scam. I still receive their daily news bulletins, so when this one arrived, I couldn’t resist commenting.
Dr Taylor Marshall says it all so much more concisely that yours truly, however, so share your thoughts – can you add any arguments to convince our Protestant friends that it is entirely biblical to pray to Our Lady?
N O T I C E . . .
Please pray for the repose of the soul of English reader, Mr Jim Allen, who supported our work in many ways, often contributing letters and articles to our newsletter. I have just discovered that he passed away probably around March/April last year.
Jim died in the nursing home in Torquay in which he’d lived for quite some time. I was not told about his death, so we continued to send the newsletter to his Torquay nursing home address. It dawned on me (in recent weeks) that it was an unusually long time since we’d heard from Jim, so when he came into my thoughts today, I decided to ring the nursing home and enquire. How sad to learn of his passing.
Jim was a convert, and his letters were published frequently in the Catholic press in England, notably the Catholic Times, over a period of years, as well as here, at Catholic Truth, where his love for the Faith—and his mischevious sense of humour—shone through.
We ask readers’ prayers for the repose of Jim’s soul. May he rest in peace.
May Jim rest in peace.
For once, Taylor Marshall made it short and snappy! That was a good video. He’s usually more wordy than that and goes round about the houses forever, repeating himself, so that video was a treat.
For me, it’s enough to just say that God could have chosen any means to send Jesus to earth, but the fact that he chose a mother, a person loved and held in high esteem in most families, if not all, shows that we are meant to show respect and devotion to the mother of Christ.
Remembering Jim Allen in my prayers. RIP
That was a very interesting discussion at the Conservative Woman! I won’t put it any stronger than that, LOL! A lot of them could use watching the Taylor Marshall video, for sure.
My prayers are promised for Jim Allen, may he rest in peace.
RIP – I’m happy to offer a remembrance in my prayers for the repose of Jim’s soul.
It is biblical to pray to Our Lady. I doubt many people consider that at the Crucifixion, Our Lord said to Saint John the only disciple present at that time, to behold his mother – indicating Our Lady. He then said to Our Lady ‘Behold your son’. In effect he was saying that she was the Mother of all mankind.
And how many times has Our Lady appeared to individuals?
She has appeared to Saint Dominic in the 12th century during the time of the Albigensian heresy giving him the Rosary for us to pray. That is the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries.
What manner of benefits we can gain by approaching our Mother for aid and spiritual guidance for she is a most solicitous Mother. After did not Our Lord tell Saint to behold his Mother. And to Our Lady to behold her son? Our Lord purposely gave Her to us to be our mother.
She has appeared to saints over the centuries warning of dangers to our faith by various heresies. To Saint Dominic in the 12th century she gave him the Rosary contained in 15 decades – Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries to remind us of the Life of Our Lord.
Just how often has she appeared to certain individuals – think of Saint Bernadette at Lourdes and the 3 children at Fatima. She always appears with a purpose, to remind us to turn back to God for one thing.
The problem with the apparitions example is that Protestants will dismiss them right off. They even seem to write off some bible examples, such as the marriage feast at Cana, where Jesus performed the miracle of the water/wine at the request of his mother!
That’s the thing about the Protestant attitude to “bible alone” – they only accept some parts of the bible, they don’t see the examples you gave as meaning Our Lady can intercede for us. It’s strange.
I thought this would be useful for this thread – it’s Taylor Marshall talking 9 years ago on this subject! He looks SO young!
Thank you for that meditation which is a reflection on tomorrow’s Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady – Our Lady’s Birthday, as we tend to describe it on this side of The Pond. It’s particularly appropriate for this thread so thank you for posting it here. I’ve just skimmed it right now, but I’ll read it properly later, and/or on the Feast, tomorrow.
I’ve now read through the meditation you linked, on this, the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady, and it is beautiful. Thank you for posting it.
Also, today, I’ve received the following link from the Fatima Center to mark Our Lady’s Birthday
Happy Feast everyone – and to Our Lady; Happy Birthday!
Is prayer addressed to Our Lady Biblical? Jesus didn’t write a book, he founded a Church. Neither He, or His Apostles, nor the first Christians had “Bibles”, and it was in fact His CHURCH which gathered together various books of Scripture at one point in time and sanctioned them together AS “the Bible”. Clearly, the Church came first, yet some Protestants insist that the Bible is its sole authority, which creates a conundrum, for that would mean that until the books of New Testament were written, and until Church gave us the Bible, old and new testaments together – it had no authority, which is nonsense!
As any Catholic or Orthodox Christian knows, not all Christian beliefs or teachings are spelled out in Scripture. “Authority” came from a number of sources, and in many instances such beliefs are deduced by inference that’s as plain as the nose on your face. In Rev. 5:8 for example, we have a description of “elders”, the saints in Heaven (Mary being one of them) who present golden bowls full of incense to the Lamb, that incense being the prayers of the people on earth. According to most Protestants, we pray directly to God, not to saints as intercessors, yet here we have saints acting AS intercessors, presenting OUR prayers to God on our behalf. Prayer to the Virgin Mary isn’t “worship”, reserved for God alone. It’s conversation with a member of an extended family known on earth as the Church Militant and in Heaven as the Church Triumphant.
As an aside, those “Bible alone” people who condemn the veneration of relics seem not to know of 2 Kings 13:21. In this passage, the body of a dead man is thrown into a cave, where it falls on the bones of St. Elisha and is restored to life. Clearly, God can work miracles if He so chooses through his physical creation, be that relics, icons, etc. Who are they to put limits on God?
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