THE REVERENCE AND LOVE OF MY SON TO HIS MOTHER

GOD THE FATHER REGARDING THE BLESSED MOTHER
from the book "THE DIALOGUE'" by—St Catherine of Siena
In the book, The Dialogue, Saint Catherine of Siena writes of her dialogue with God the Father when He speaks to her regarding the Blessed Mother.( Just thought I'd share in case there are Protestant lurkers out there who are/were critical about veneration of Mary. )
"I want you to know that I permitted this to happen to rescue him from the sentence of eternal damnation under which he stood, so that he might have life through his own blood in the blood of my Truth, my only-begotten Son. For I had not forgotten the reverence and love he had for Mary, my only-begotten Son's most gentle mother. For my goodness, in deference to the Word, has decreed that anyone at all, just or sinner, who holds her in due reverence will never be snatched or devoured by the infernal demon. She is like a bait set out by my goodness to catch my creatures. So it was in mercy that I did this."
photo:Crucifixion — Gabriel Metsu, c. 1660
CRUCIFIED CHRIST
O crucified Christ, we were the ground in which the standard of your cross was set: we were like a vessel for receiving your blood which ran down from the cross… The earth itself was not enough to hold the cross erect, it would even have rejected such an injustice, nor were the nails enough to keep you fastened and held down, if your inexpressible love for our salvation had not held you. So it was your burning love for the honour of the Father and for our salvation which kept you on the cross.
—St Catherine of Siena
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