The Incarnation and Mary

The following is excerpted with slight adaptations from my essay “Ancilla Domini et Ancilla Theologiae: Mary and Philosophy,” a translator’s essay in Fr. Hugon’s Mary, Full of Grace (235–78; here 235–46). It proposes that Mary is, as it were, the imagination of God in which the Word first comes to be Incarnately; she is like … Continue reading The Incarnation and Mary

Mary, Queen and Mother

The queen stood on thy right hand, in gilded clothing; surrounded with variety. Psalm 44:10 St. Thomas interprets Psalm 44:10 to describe qualities of the bride of Christ, the Church. However, he also notes that the verse and the qualities of the Church “can be explained as referring to the Blessed Virgin, who is Queen … Continue reading Mary, Queen and Mother

New translation of Hugon now available

Now available from Cluny Media, the fourth volume of the Thomist Tradition Series, is my translation of Fr. Édouard Hugon’s book Mary, Full of Grace. Order it on Amazon here, and it’s also available through Cluny’s website. From book’s back cover: Mary, Full of Grace is a summary Mariology—a comprehensive study of the Blessed Virgin Mary … Continue reading New translation of Hugon now available