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Full of Grace, Filled with the Spirit

Mary Was a “First” in God’s Saving Plan

By: Alan Schreck

Full of Grace, Filled with the Spirit: Mary Was a “First” in God’s Saving Plan by Alan Schreck

The Catechism explains that Mary, the all-holy and ever-virgin mother of God, is “the masterwork of the mission of the Son and the Spirit in the fullness of time” (721). She was a “first” in God’s plan of salvation.

Because the Holy Spirit had prepared her, the Father found Mary a fitting dwelling place where his Son and his Spirit could dwell among human...

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