NEW RESOURCE ON MARIAN
SEASONS IN MARIAN POETRY.
LOVE LETTERS TO MARY THE VIRGIN written by poets old and new, compiled and presented by Dr Luky Whittle.
Love and Honor
People throughout the centuries have expressed love and honor for the Blessed Virgin Mary, God's Mother and ours.
God the Father through the Holy Spirit allowed Mary to become the Mother of His only Son after she had agreed to His invitation.
From the Cross, Jesus bestowed His own Mother upon all humankind when telling the apostle John that Mary would henceforth be His Mother as he was now her Son.
Bridge between Divinity and humanity
Since God graced Mary to become the bridge between His Divinity and Christ's humanity, it is fitting that humankind should reciprocate by turning to the Mother of God in prayer and by emulating her example of obedience to God.
The many graces and blessings we receive when turning to Mary in prayer do not come to us at high cost.
In the fourteenth century Chaucer wrote that our paltry payment ["hire"] for Mary's help was to pray but an "Ave Marie or tweye" [two].
Intermittently throughout two millennia, English-medium poets, great and small, have - like Chaucer - honoured Mary in their poetry.
The Marian lyric reached a peak during the Middle Ages.
A new height of the Marian lyric in the medium of English was reached between about 1930 and 1956.
This resource is suitable for use in Marian Studies.
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