The Virgin Mary is mentioned in the Gospels more times than is commonly believed. Despite her profound humility and self-effacement confirmed by her own words, “I am the servant of the Lord” (Lk 1:38), the New Testament offers a number of verses mentioning Mary. She may be quiet but her silent presence is often felt or suggested.
Mary is often suggested between the lines
In fact, reading the Gospels one finds that the Virgin Mary is often suggested between the lines and she is directly quoted in the crucial and decisive moments in the life of her Son, Jesus, the Word of God.
Mary is the privileged path to go to her Son...
Bishop Lambiasi explains that the notion of the maternity of the Virgin Mary as Mother of the Savior and Mother of every person, continually leading her children to her Son because her own life is but relative to her, takes its roots in the New Testament. Mother of God and Mother of the Church, as attested by the Scriptures themselves, the Virgin Mary our Mother is both our model of Christian life and the best placed advocate and mediatrix to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Therefore piety and devotion to Mary is, as stated so well by Saint Louis Grignion de Montfort, “the shortest way to go to her Son” …