Skip to comments.Saint Thomas Aquinas on the Hail Mary (Catholic Caucus)
Posted on 01/02/2014 5:46:36 AM PST by NKP_Vet
And again the name, Mary befits her, which is (also) interpreted as Star of the Sea, for as by this star seafarers are directed to port, so are Christians guided to glory by Mary.
Saint Thomas Aquinas
There are three things contained in this (angelic) salutation. The first part comes from the Angel, Gabriel, namely, Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women. The second part comes from Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, namely, Blessed is the fruit of thy womb. The Church adds the third part, to wit, Mary, for the Angel did not say, Hail, Mary, but rather, Hail, full of grace. Still, this name Mary, according to its meaning, befits the Angels words, as we shall see.
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That's just the way I say it. Some of the younger folks seem to substitute "are you" in there.
Muslim people seem to say Miriam also, often with reverence.
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