You are kindly invited to explore and discover
the Scriptural & Traditional Virgin Mary
in the unfolding mysteries of the Catholic faith.
“And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.
May it be done to me according to your word.”
Luke 1, 38
A garden bower in flower
Grew waiting for God’s hand:
Where no man ever trod,
This was the Gate of God.
The first bower was red --
Her lips which “welcome” said.
The second bower was blue --
Her eyes that let God through.
The third bower was white --
Her soul in God’s sight.
Three bowers of love
Now Christ from Heaven above.
— LAWRENCE HOUSMAN
“Humility is a passive virtue: it is a readiness
to accept what is born not of blood, nor of the
flesh, nor of man’s will; a readiness to welcome
God who comes down.”
-Fr. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin