Vignettes and Cameos
Vignette 20
OUR PARTICIPATION WITH MARY IN THE REDEMPTION

Father Chaminade's teaching on the need of human intruments to cooperate with Mary in forming the Whole Christ presents nothing new and different. Except for his clarity and amplification, this was held by the Fathers of the Church from the second century at least.

His originality and development are manifested in the consequences he draws from the doctrine of Mary's Spiritual Maternity regarding her present role in the world. Our Founder clearly establishes Mary's Apostolic Mission as a corollary of her Spiritual Maternity.

 
 
Cameo 20
A TRIBUTE TO CHAMINADE'S MARIOLOGY

The noted Flemish theologian and Marian commentator, Father Godfried Geenen, O.P., has expressed this opinion:

We cannot select any more beautiful passages than those of Father Chaminade to summarize the origin and development of the Catholic doctrine which teaches that Mary is our Mother.

 
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