Our Lady of Grace Hand-Painted alabaster statue on a wood base. 36″ High. Made in Italy. Our Lady of Grace brings comfort and peace. She is shown here with her foot upon a snake. In Genesis 3:14-15, God rebukes the Serpent. God declares there will be hostility between the woman and her offspring, culminating in the defeat of Satan.
“I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.” — Genesis 3:15
Where there is true devotion to her and unswerving loyalty, there too do we find not only real piety, deep and intense love of her Son, reverence for spiritual things, and fervent love of God; we also find a more elevated standard of morality, and a greater refinement of thought.
From childhood to old age, in all the trials of life, in times of sorrow, and in days of gladness, the image of the Virgin-Mother is ever clear and vivid before the eyes, and in the hearts of her clients, chastening and softening, winning and hallowing them. They who love our Lady look upon her as children look upon their mother, with love and reverence, with trust too, as their best friend and surest help. They pray to her, and call her “blessed amongst women “; and they beseech her to obtain from her Divine Son those graces which they need. She is “Full of Grace” filled with plenitude of God’s gifts and graced herself, overflowing with Grace for those other children whom she must bear and bring forth until “her days are accomplished,” and the full number of those “whom God foreknew” have been made “conformable to the image of His Son.”
We salute our Blessed Lady as the Mother of Divine Grace. We acknowledge that she possesses that Grace in full measure, and that she is furthermore the channel of Grace for us, the means through which the Holy Ghost effects His work of our salvation and sanctification.
Source: “Mother of Divine Grace, A Chapter in the Theology of the Immaculate”. By FATHER STANISLAUS M. HOGAN, O.P. 1921 Imprimatur & Nihil Obstat.