THE SAFEST, EASIEST, SHORTEST PERFECT WAY TO JESUS - BVM THEOTOKOS THE JACOB'S LADDER

 (Marian Typology)
" She is the safest,easiest, shortest and most perfect way of approaching Jesus" ... One is recorded in the chronicles of St. Francis. The saint saw in ecstasy an immense ladder reaching to heaven, at the top of which stood the Blessed Virgin. This is the ladder, he was told, by which we must all go to heaven.
St Louis de Monfort's-True Devotion to Mary
JACOB’S LADDER A TYPE OF THE THEOTOKOS (Marian Typology)
The book of Genesis 25-35 describes the life of Jacob, the forefather and ancestor of our Lord Jesus Christ. He was one of two sons of Isaac. Jacob usurped the firstborn status as well as the blessing from his brother. The latter’s deed caused him to flee. Essau represented the Jewish nation (the first-born knowing God) and Jacob symbolized the Church of the New Testament. Thus, Jacob received a blessing from his father, Isaac (i.e. from the Lord).
On his journey to his uncle’s house, he fell asleep on a stone where he had a vision of a ladder extending from earth to heaven.
The ladder represents the cross with which we can be elevated to heaven while unbelievers descend to hell. In this place, Jacob recognized the awesome nature of God’s house as the door to heaven, so he named it “Bethel.”

The earth represents mankind; heaven is God and the two are reunited. The angel who is sent by God descending to the Virgin Mary from heaven is the first manifestation of Jacob’s dream.
The Theotokos is called the “Ladder of Jacob” in our Church hymns, for she is the link between heaven and earth. She is the passage to heaven and the ladder perceived by Jacob.
Genesis 28:10-17
Jacob’s Dream at Bethel
10 Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran. 11 When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep. 12 He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. 13 There above it[a] stood the Lord, and he said: “I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. 14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.[b] 15 I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
16 When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” 17 He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.”
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