In Dayton

Now I’m in Dayton, Ohio, at the Marian Library!  This is the largest collection of written materials on the Blessed Virgin Mary in the world.  I don’t think that any woman has had more written about her than the Blessed Virgin Mary.  She deserves it, of course.  It is always worth contemplating the one who brought the Savior into the world, the one who was chosen to give flesh to the God-Man and to care for Him on earth.  I’m taking a course on Mary in the Medieval Period, and it’s awesome.  Today, one of the gems was the dual-role Mary had as the provider for the human Christ (feeding, showing affection for, etc.) while being the servant and worshiper of the truely divine Christ (adoring Him as God).  It’s a balancing act that a fallen human being could not have done, so it makes sense that she was preserved from the stain of original sin.

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