Friday, May 6, 2011

Mary Contributes To Transforming persons in Christ, That Is, To 'Christifying' Them

St. Paul the Apostle teaches that the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Since Mary is sinless and ever-virgin, her immaculate body is the perfect temple of the Holy Spirit. Even to Martin Luther, Mary is “the pneumatophoros (bearer of the Spirit) to the highest degree.” Thus, she “can communicate the divine life in the Spirit” and “contribute to transforming persons in Christ, that is, to ‘Christifying’ them.” - Brother Marwil N. Llasos