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One of the most fundamental principles of all thoughts about Mary and her relationship to a consecrated life is the fact that Scripture is the soul of Marian theology and spirituality. The New Testament has several passages in which Mary is central to the event and these passages furnish us with a point of departure that will carry us through other dimensions of the Marian charism. Like all charisms, the Marian one is totally a grace given through the Holy Spirit within the mother of Jesus that leads her to be sent to others in order to share that charism with those attuned to the Holy Spirit. Almost every Marian passage in the New Testament shows us Mary fully cooperating with the Holy Spirit with the graces of her calling.


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