Is the Holy Spirit Married?

14. ... Unite, then, Venerable Brethren, your prayers with Ours, and at your exhortation let all Christian peoples add their prayers also, invoking the powerful and ever-acceptable intercession of the Blessed Virgin. You know well the intimate and wonderful relations existing between her and the Holy Ghost, so that she is justly called His Spouse. The intercession of the Blessed Virgin was of great avail both in the mystery of the Incarnation and in the coming of the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles. ...

Source: DIVINUM ILLUD MUNUS, ENCYCLICAL OF POPE LEO XIII ON THE HOLY SPIRIT, MAY 9, 1897.


Through Her [Mary] the Holy Ghost Produces the Elect

13. 7 As the Holy Ghost has espoused Mary, and has produced in her, by her and from her, His masterpiece, Jesus Christ, the Word Incarnate, and has never repudiated His spouse, so He now continues to produce the elect, in her and by her, in a mysterious but real manner.

Source: The Secret of Mary, by St. Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort, published by Montfort Publications, Bay Shore, New York 11706, bearing the Imprimi potest, Nihil obstat and Imprimatur of the Catholic Church, page 15.

Extract from St.Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort's Prayer to Mary

Hail Mary, beloved Daughter of the Eternal Father!
Hail Mary, admirable Mother of the Son!
Hail Mary, faithful spouse of the Holy Ghost!
Hail Mary, my dear Mother, my loving Mistress, my powerful sovereign!
Hail my joy, my glory, my heart and my soul!
Thou art all mine by mercy, and I am all thine by justice.
But I am not yet sufficiently thine.
I now give myself wholly to thee without keeping anything back for myself or others.

Extract from prayer in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Prostrate at thy sacred feet,
O august Queen of heaven,
I venerate thee with the most profound respect,
and I believe that thou art
the daughter of the eternal Father,
the Mother of his divine Son,
and the Spouse of the Holy Ghost.
Full of grace and virtues and heavenly gifts,
thou art the purest temple of the most holy Trinity,
thou art the treasury and dispenser of divine mercy. ...
See the full prayer online at Immaculate Heart of Mary.

St. Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort (1673 - 1716) was a champion of "Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary" and his writings are held in high esteem by Catholics today.


Reflection: The Holy Spirit is given to us to fashion us ever more according to the likeness of Jesus. And the more we are like Jesus, the more Jesus leads us to the Father. Do we, each day, pray to the Holy Spirit to be more open to His transforming influence? Do we strive each day to grow in union with Mary? The greater our union with our Mother, the spouse of the Holy Spirit, the greater is the transforming action of the Holy Spirit within us.

Online at Shepards of Christ Ministries.


A Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come Holy Spirit,
Come by means of the powerful intercession
Of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Thy well beloved spouse.
 
Come Holy Spirit,
Come with the blessing of the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
So that we all may fulfill God the Father's plan for our lives.
Amen.

Online at Our Lady Of The Holy Spirit Center.


Moreover, Mary's profound union with the Holy Spirit, the Sanctifier, leads to her role as Mediatrix of every grace bestowed to the human family. As St. Maximilian Kolbe taught, the Holy Spirit is so deeply united to Mary in the work of sanctification, that their inexpressible spousal union resembles (without fully reaching it) the union of the divine nature and human nature in the one person of Christ. And since the Holy Spirit always acts through the Virgin Mary in His sanctifying action, then all graces must come through Mary as Mediatrix of all graces.

Source: Quote from Introduction to Mary, by Mark Miravalle, S.T.D., copyright 1993, bearing the Imprimatur and Nihil Obstat of the Catholic Church, published by Queenship Publishing Company, P.O. Box 42028, Santa Barbara, California, 93140-2028, page 167.

Please note that the above claims that Mary through her union with the Holy Spirit has very nearly achieved the same status of deity / humanity as Jesus Christ! And because of the presumed status of near-deity, Mary is allegedly qualified to dispense all grace in the role of Mediatrix! This is blasphemy! Who does not see the spirit of AntiChrist in this?


In scripture, you will find that the only spouse mentioned for Mary was her husband, Joseph:

Mat 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

Luke 1:27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.

Luke 2:5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

The Bible is quite silent about Mary being the "spouse" of the Holy Spirit and you have to dig a little to find references to this teaching in Catholic sources. Even the new Vatican Catechism does not mention it. I suspect this idea originates in the delicate sensibilities and logic of the Catholic mind, which apparently assumes that for the Holy Spirit to conceive Jesus in Mary, the two should rightly be married! This same kind of human logic results in the dogmas of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, the Perpetual Virginity of Mary, the Assumption of Mary into Heaven, the Queenship of Mary and the doctrine of Mary the Mediatrix of all graces, all of which cannot be found in the Bible and are nothing more than the Traditions of men.


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