Mother of God
Because of Mary’s unique and blessed role in salvation history, she is referred to as the Mother of God, as indeed she is. The Blessed Mother does not appear often in Scripture, but one of the most beautiful prayers in all the bible is her response to her cousin Elizabeth’s greeting:
“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked upon his lowly servant.
From this day all generations shall 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,
and 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 has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children forever.”
To which we reply, Amen.