All thats nice but its the words of men. It is not biblical.
MARY WAS A SINNER LIKE ME! The only thing that sets her apart was she was obedient to God.
Prayer to Mary is wasted breath. No one in the Bible ever prayed to the deceased.
You guys are elevating a normal woman to godhood.
Hang on. You say you were a former catholic? And you don’t know the church teaching on Our Lady?
You weren’t paying much attention.
If you reject catholic teaching, then you are a protestant. Your protestant ‘church fathers’ defended alot of catholic doctrine about Mary.
So, where does that leave you? You disagree with the catholics and the protestant revolters.