22 May 2010

Mary on Pentecost

One of my favorite titles for Mary is "Spouse of the Holy Spirit". At the Annunciation the Blessed Mother had an intimate encounter with the Spirit of God. I'm sure that relationship continued throughout her life.

On the day of Pentecost I'm sure she was the first to recognize the sound of that rushing wind. I imagine the disciples turning to her, "Is this the Paraclete our Lord promised?" then the flame appeared and she spoke in tongues.

Yes, Mary was a tongue-talking Charismatic!

Rejoice, O Queen, glory of mothers and virgins. No tongue, however sweet or fluent is eloquent enough to praise you worthily. Every mind is overawed by your child bearing. Therefore with one voice we glorify you.
~Pentecost hymn to the Theotokos

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