"The most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instance of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by Almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the human race, was preserved free from all stain of original sin." - Ineffabilis Deus (God Inneffable), Pope Pius IX
The Virgin Mary occupies a unique place in humanity. As the woman who would bear God in the Incarnation of Jesus Christ in her womb (theotokos in Greek), it is believed by Catholics that Mary was conceived free from sin. The Salvific Merits that Jesus won for us on the cross reached backwards in time to preserve and save His Holy Mother from sin at the moment of her conception in order that she could be a fitting vessel for the Lord to dwell in for 9 months. Mary did not accomplish this on her own or through her own merits and she still had the free will to cooperate with God's grace in resisting temptation or to reject it. Fortunately for us Our Lady took the attitude of Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.”
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children forever.
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