Mary Actively Dispenses All Graces
In Her Apparition to the Carmelite postulant Teresita Castillo in Lipa City, Philippines in 1948, the Mother of God revealed Her title of Mediatrix of all Grace.
The sacred Liturgy has already professed Her to be the Mediatrix Omnium Gratiarum. Saint Pius X explains that “the dispensation of these treasures is the particular and peculiar right of Jesus Christ, for they are the exclusive fruit of His Death, who by His nature is the meditator between God and man. Nevertheless, “Pius X continues, “by the companionship and sorrow and suffering and entirely participating in His Passion, She merited to become most worthily the Reparatrix of the lost world, … Dispensatrix of all the gifts that Our Savior purchased by his Death and His Blood … (and) it has been allowed to the august Virgin to be the most powerful mediatrix and advocate of the whole world with Her Divine Son’ (Pius IX, Ineffabilis Deus).
Hence, Saint Pius X continues, “far from attributing to the Mother of God a productive power of Grace – a power which belongs to God alone, yet… She merits ‘de congruo’ what Jesus Christ merits for us ‘de condigno’, and She is the supreme minister of the distribution of graces.
Jesus ‘sitteth on the right hand of the Majesty on high’ (Hebrews 1:3) Mary sitteth at the right hand of Her Son – a refuge so secure and a help so trusty against all dangers that we have nothing to fear or to despair under Her guidance, Her patronage, Her protection. (Pius IX, in the Bull Ineffabilis Deus).”
Fatima Crusader Summer 2011 Issue 99
Father Paul Kramer B.Ph., S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L. (Cand.)