20. Mary: The Intercessor

Catholic Position

¶969 “This motherhood of Mary in the order of grace continues
uninterruptedly from the consent which she loyally gave at the
Annunciation and which she sustained without wavering beneath the
cross, until the eternal fulfilment of all the elect.  Taken up to
heaven she did not lay aside this saving office but by her manifold
intercession continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation ….
Therefore the Blessed Virgin is invoked in the Church under the titles
of Advocate, Helper, Benefactress, and Mediatrix.”

Scripture Says

1 John 2:1
1¶  My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin
not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus
Christ the righteous:

Hebrews 13:6
6  So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

1 Timothy 2:5
5  For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;


Hebrews 7:25
25  Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that
come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for
them.

Romans 8:34
34  Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather,
that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also
maketh intercession for us.

Romans 8:27
27  And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of
the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to
the will of God.

Commentary

  • Jesus is the only Advocate, Helper, Mediator and Intercessor.
  • Is Mary equal to Jesus?