Some Revealing Catholic Names,
Titles and Prayers To Mary

Dan Corner

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The Names Of Mary Reflect Her Importance In Catholicism

SHOCKING! Some Of Mary's Titles Are The Same As God's and Jesus'

blessed virgin mary mother of godJust how important is Mary to many Catholics and Catholicism as a whole? The answer to this important question is reflected in various ways which would include the names of Mary and her titles, as found in Catholic circles. Furthermore, the same is also revealed in some of the praise songs and prayers to Mary.names of mary The way she is esteemed and honored (and oftentimes much more) is so entrenched throughout Catholicism that you can't separate her from it and still have Catholicism with its many so-called saints, who trusted Mary for their own salvation.

79 Catholic Titles for Mary

According to the Catholic encyclopedia, The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary (or Little Office of Our Lady) is a liturgical devotion to the Virgin Mary which has been around since the 8th century. By the 14th century reciting the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary was almost universally practiced and regarded as obligatory on all the clergy. Today it is recited by Dominicans, Carmelites, Augustinians as well as a large number of Franciscans, Tertiaries and pious Catholic laymen. In it, under the Litany of the Blessed Virgin and Litany of Loreto, we have 79 of the hundreds (even thousands) of different titles and names that have been attributed to Mary by Catholicism over the years. Please read them carefully. (All quotes in this article are from the 1988 edition of the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary compiled and edited by John E. Rotelle.)

Names Of Mary From the
Litany of the Blessed Virgin

Holy Mary
Holy Mother of God;
Most honored of virgins;
Chosen daughter of the Father
Mother of Christ;
Glory of the Holy Spirit
mary blessed virgin catholic mother Virgin daughter of Zion,
Virgin poor and humble,
Virgin gentle and obedient,
Handmaid of the Lord,
Mother of the Lord,
Helper of the Redeemed,
Full of grace,
Fountain of beauty,
Model of virtue,
Finest fruit of the redemption,
Perfect disciple of Christ,
Untarnished image of the Church,
Woman transformed,
Woman clothed with the sun,
Woman crowned with stars,
Gentile Lady,
Gracious Lady,
Our Lady,
Joy of Israel,
Splendor of the Church,
Pride of the human race,
Advocate of grace,
Minister of holiness,
Champion of God's people,
Queen of love,
Queen of mercy,
Queen of peace,
Queen of angels,
Queen of patriarchs and prophets,
Queen of apostles and martyrs,
Queen of confessors and virgins,
Queen of all saints,
Queen conceived without original sin,
Queen assumed into heaven,
Queen of all earth,
Queen of heaven,
Queen of the universe (pp. 190,191)

Titles of Mary From the Litany of Loreto

Mother of the Church,
Mother of Divine grace,
Mother most pure;
Mother of chaste love;
Mother and virgin,
Sinless Mother,
Dearest of Mothers,
Model of motherhood,
Mother of good counsel;
Mother of our Creator;
Mother of our Savior;
Virgin most wise;
Virgin rightly praised;
Virgin rightly renowned;
Virgin most powerful;
Virgin gentle in mercy;
Faithful Virgin;
Mirror of justice;
Throne of wisdom;
Cause of our joy;
Shrine of the Spirit;
Glory of Israel,
Vessel of selfless devotion;
Mystical rose;
Tower of David;
Tower of ivory;
House of gold;
Ark of the covenant;
Gate of heaven;
Morning star;
Health of the sick;
Refuge of sinners;
Comfort of the troubled;
Help of Christians;
Queen of the rosary;
Queen of peace (pp. 191,192)

Especially the two titles above which are bolded (Gate of heaven and Refuge of sinners) suggest that within Catholicism, Mary has a role in one's salvation, which is consistent with other declarations it has made about her.

The Names Of Mary Are IDENTICAL With God and Jesus

Catholicism has also dubbed Mary with the titles of Glory of Israel, Morning Star and Help of Christians as you just read. Please note the following Scriptures, which state these are all titles for God himself or the Lord Jesus:
He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a man, that he should change his mind. (1 Sam 15:29)

I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star. (Rev 22:16)

So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" (Heb 13:6)

Besides the Mary of Catholicism being the revival of Jesus, the fabricated Catholic Mary is strangely called Virgin daughter of Zion, a term attributed in Scripture to the city of Jerusalem (as is Daughter of Zion):
What can I say for you? With what can I compare you, O Daughter of Jerusalem? To what can I liken you, that I may comfort you, O Virgin Daughter of Zion? Your wound is as deep as the sea. Who can heal you? The visions of your prophets were false and worthless; they did not expose your sin to ward off your captivity. The oracles they gave you were false and misleading. (Lam 2:13,14)

This is the word that the LORD has spoken against him: "The Virgin Daughter of Zion despises you and mocks you. The Daughter of Jerusalem tosses her head as you flee." (2 Ki 19:21)

Shake off your dust; rise up, sit enthroned, O Jerusalem. Free yourself from the chains on your neck, O captive Daughter of Zion. (Isa 52:2)

Alphonsus Liguori's Prayer To Mary For His Salvation

One of the best known Catholic saints is Alphonsus M. de' Liguori. (The "M" in his name is for Mary.) He gave the Catholic church the following Mary prayer, which carries with it an indulgence of 3 years. Please note how the Mary of Catholicism is viewed, not only by this canonized Catholic saint, but also by the Catholic church hierarchy as a whole by their endorsement of a 3 year indulgence for praying this prayer written by him. The Mary of this Catholic saint is graphically portrayed in the following prayer to her centering around salvation:
Most holy Virgin Immaculate, my Mother Mary, to thee who art the Mother of my Lord, the Queen of the universe, the advocate, the hope, the refuge of sinners, I who am the most miserable of all sinners, have recourse this day. I venerate thee, great Queen, and I thank thee for the many graces thou hast bestowed upon me even unto this day; in particular for having delivered me from the hell which I have so often deserved by my sins. I love thee, most dear Lady; and for the love I bear thee, I promise to serve thee willingly for ever and to do what I can to make thee loved by others also. I place in thee all my hopes for salvation; accept me as thy servant and shelter me under thy mantle, thou who art the Mother of mercy. And since thou art so powerful with God, deliver me from all temptations, or at least obtain for me the strength to overcome them until death. From thee I implore a true love for Jesus Christ. Through thee I hope to die a holy death. My dear Mother, by the love thou bearest to Almighty God, I pray thee to assist me always, but most of all at the last moment of my life. Forsake me not then, until thou shalt see me safe in heaven, there to bless thee and sing of thy mercies through all eternity. Such is my hope. Amen. (St. Alphonsus Liguori, The Blessed Virgin Mary, Rockford, Illinois: Tan Books and Publishers, Inc., 1982, p. 4. This book was from his much larger one entitled, The Glories of Mary.)
From that prayer is a crystal clear teaching which points one, not to the Lord Jesus, but instead to Mary. It becomes painfully obvious that the many Catholics who believe (and pray) this way, think Mary can do all of the following:
  • Mary is Queen of the universe, the advocate, the hope, the refuge of sinners;
  • Mary is to be thanked for deliverance from hell;
  • Mary is to be thanked for bestowing many graces;
  • Mary is to be served;
  • Mary protects and guards as a shelter and Mother of mercies;
  • Mary is our entire hope of being saved from hell;
  • Mary is to be our entire hope of salvation;
  • Mary is asked to deliver us from all our sinful temptations;
  • Mary can obtain the strength we need to overcome temptations;
  • Mary can assist us through life, but especially at the very end;
  • Mary's mercies are mentioned in praise songs to her by those in heaven;

This is clear, undeniable and incontestable proof that Catholicism teaches that Mary has a role in one's salvation, as she is to be prayed to and trusted in for all of the aforementioned.

The Mary of the Bible has been grossly misrepresented and changed by Catholicism into a sinless, virgin, queen of the universe, gate of heaven and refuge of sinners, who is to be trusted in for salvation and deliverance from hell. Dear reader, as kindly as it can be written, please know that this kind of emphasis on Mary is idolatrous, as well as being contradictory and antithetical to the teachings of the Lord Jesus and his apostles. Our faith, trust and hope are to be 100% in Jesus, who is our life and the only way to heaven, according to Scripture. He alone can lead us to Paradise. He is the gate of heaven and refuge of sinners. Salvation hinges on us repenting from our sins and placing a trusting-submissive faith in Jesus. Notice how Jesus is magnified in the following Scripture:

He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. (1 John 5:12)
As sincere as you may be, you must turn away from your idolatry or you will perish:
But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars -- their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death. (Rev 21:8)
Mary is never included with Jesus in the Scriptures as having even the slightest role in salvation. That is especially clear as shown by actual salvation sermons recorded in the Bible, which were preached by Jesus and his apostles. Please read the four gospels and the entire book of Acts and examine these original salvation sermons for yourself. GOD BLESS YOU.

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