Our Lady of X... have mercy on us?
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(01-08-2012, 11:29 AM)Vetus Ordo Wrote: They might not call her the "4th person of the Trinity" but many a time this popular marianism treats the Blessed Virgin basically as if she were God. I've seen it countless times in Fatima, a huge centre of Marian devotion here in Portugal. Many people who don't care for the Church or who don't go to mass at all still flood there every year on the 13th of May to ask the Virgin for favours or to pay for them. Basically, these people have faith in our Lady as a sort of miracle worker, a very superstitious form of Christianity if you ask me. God and the Church are distant if not foreign concepts to most of them.

To claim that there can't be unhealthy extremes in Marian devotion is to be unaware of reality. Perhaps things are more balanced in the anglo-saxon cultures but in Latin cultures it goes really deep sometimes.

Vetus, as so often, you speak the truth here, regardless of how unpopular it may be.
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Re: Our Lady of X... have mercy on us? - by SCG - 01-07-2012, 08:49 PM
Re: Our Lady of X... have mercy on us? - by SCG - 01-07-2012, 10:02 PM
Re: Our Lady of X... have mercy on us? - by SCG - 01-07-2012, 10:11 PM
Re: Our Lady of X... have mercy on us? - by SCG - 01-07-2012, 11:10 PM
Re: Our Lady of X... have mercy on us? - by Tim - 01-08-2012, 09:01 AM
Re: Our Lady of X... have mercy on us? - by Resurrexi - 01-08-2012, 02:33 PM
Re: Our Lady of X... have mercy on us? - by DJR - 01-08-2012, 11:46 PM



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