Mary’s Fiat and Our’s

Journey Towards Easter

In The Reed of God, Caryll Houselander attempted to show just how important it is for our faith to venerate the Blessed Virgin Mary and meditate upon her life. She strove to make Our Lady more relevant to our lives, and achieved this by emphasising her lay vocation and the ordinariness of most of her day-to-day existence. Houselander’s central point is that, in the grand scheme of salvation history, Mary, our Blessed Mother, immaculately conceived and ever-virgin, represents us – humanity – and so we must, if we are to allow her to help us in our daily tasks, recognise that she did many of the things that we do too.

She washed dishes, she raised a child, she got over-tired and scared; all the things that we do and experience were her lot as well. To affirm this is not to deny anything of the ways in which…

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About William Ockham

I am a father of two with eclectic interests in theology, philosophy and sports. I chose the pseudonym William Ockham in honor of his contributions to philosophy, specifically Occam's Razor, and its contributions to modern scientific theory. My blog ( explores Ignatian Spirituality and the intersection of faith, science and reason through the life and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (pictured above).
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One Response to Mary’s Fiat and Our’s

  1. Lynda says:

    William, thank you for sharing this with us. There is so much in that post but for me, it is so important to remember that Mary served God in the ordinariness of life. She was faithful in saying “yes” every day as well as the great “yes” to carry God’s Son.

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