This is correct. It
has been restated by many saints over two millenniums. You can find a biblical
basis in the account of the wedding at Cana (see Gospel of St. John, Chapter 2).
As you may recall, both Jesus and the Blessed Virgin were there at the wedding.
The Blessed Virgin noticed that the bridal couple had run out of wine and brought this
to the attention of Jesus. Although Jesus said his hour had not yet come, he
proceeded to intervene miraculously at his Mother's request. Even though his
hour had "not yet come" and even though he seemed to say "no" ("Woman, how does
your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come"), he still did what his
mother asked. Note also that even though he seemed to say "no", the Blessed
Virgin nevertheless told the servers to "do whatever he tells you" – she must
have known he would help out. This miracle, at his mother's request, was (as
Scripture says) "the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee and so revealed
his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him."
Also, note that Christ
gave us the Blessed Virgin Mary as our mother while He was on the cross. From
"Now there stood
by the cross of Jesus, his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary of Cleophas,
and Mary Magdalen. When Jesus therefore had seen his mother and the disciple
standing whom he loved, he saith to his mother: Woman, behold thy son. After
that, he saith to the disciple: Behold thy mother. And from that hour, the
disciple took her to his own."
That we are her
children is confirmed in Rv. 12:17...
"Then the dragon
became angry with the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her
offspring, those who keep God's commandments and bear witness to Jesus."
Furthermore, there is
scriptural support in the Old Testament for a "Queen Mother" position, e.g. 1
"When Solomon was
seated on the throne of his father David, with his sovereignty firmly
established, Adonijah, son of Haggith, went to Bathsheba, the mother of Solomon.
'Do you come as a friend?' she asked. 'Yes,' he answered, and added, 'I have
something to say to you.' She replied, 'Say it.' So he said: 'You know that the
kingdom was mine, and all Israel expected me to be king. But the kingdom escaped
me and became my brother's, for the LORD gave it to him. But now there is one
favor I would ask of you. Do not refuse me.' And she said, 'Speak on.' He said,
'Please ask King Solomon, who will not refuse you, to give me Abishag the
Shunamite for my wife.' 'Very well,' replied Bathsheba, 'I will speak to the
king for you.' Then Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him for Adonijah,
and the king stood up to meet her and paid her homage. Then he sat down upon his
throne, and a throne was provided for the king's mother, who sat at his right.
'There is one small favor I would ask of you,' she said. 'Do not refuse me.'
'Ask it, my mother,' the king said to her, 'for I will not refuse you.' So she
said, 'Let Abishag the Shunamite be given to your brother Adonijah for his
Note how the king said
he could *not* refuse his mother, the queen.
You can also find a
number of relevant items in our Mary, Our Mother section. For example, you might
want to consider the following... (click links to view)
Reflections on the Blessed Virgin's Intercession (quotes from popes,
More Marian Reflections
Some Thoughts on the Blessed Virgin Mary
Some Reasons to Honor the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Mary, Our Mother
Section also contains Marian prayers, Marian feast information, Marian devotions
information, Marian apparitions information, etc. It can be found
Also, for a defense of
Marian doctrines (including coverage of Mary's intercession), try
Finally, I'd mention
that it's very fortunate that you had good Marian education. Popes & saints
highly praise devotion to the Blessed Virgin, even saying things like...
"He who is devout
to the Virgin Mother will certainly never be lost." (St. Ignatius of Antioch)
the Virgin Mother of God [is] a sign of 'predestination' according to the
opinion of holy men" (Pope Pius XII, "Mediator Dei", 1947 A.D.)
"I have never
read of any saint who did not have a special devotion to the glorious Virgin"
(St. Bonaventure, Doctor of the Church, 13th century A.D.)
"If you persevere
until death in true devotion to Mary, your salvation is certain." (St. Alphonsus
Liguori, Doctor of the Church)
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