Mary is the perfect spouse of God the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary, Spouse of God the Holy Spirit, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Mary teaches me how to love You, God the Holy Spirit, as the perfect spouse, the perfect wife.
The love between a husband and wife is total giving paired with total receiving. It’s a life-giving gift embodied by the marital embrace.
This type of love parallels the Annunciation. You my God, sent Your angel messenger with a proposal for Mary. Will she be Your bride? The mother of Your Son? Unfettered by commitment to any man, Mary humbly accepts.
You, God the Holy Spirit, came upon her. She conceived Jesus in her womb.
Mary’s love for You was truly a spousal love. Continue reading