Que trouve-t-on dans l’Écriture concernant la Vierge Marie ? Peut-on déduire toute la doctrine mariale de la seule Écriture ? Pour répondre à ces questions, il est nécessaire de comprendre ce qu’est la Révélation et comment l’Église connaît et transmet la révélation.
Some think that Scripture does not say much about Mary. It that true? Maybe in a quantitative way of speaking, if we were to add the total number of verses and weigh them on a scale. But is that how God wants us to think?
The Holy Spirit Himself is not much evoked in Scripture, but the few passages that speak of Him (e.g. Mt 28:20) must lead us to understand that He is the equal of the Father and of the Son, and that He is God in person. So we have to go beyond appearances.
It is important to seek to understand and to deepen, with the Church (Acts 8:31), the whole breadth of the Word of God. Jesus said, for example, that we must judge the tree by its fruit, and that the goodness of the fruit is a measure of the goodness of the tree (Mt 7:20; 12:33; Lk 6:43). But there can be no better fruit than Jesus Himself. And as Jesus is the blessed fruit (Lk 1:42) from the womb of this extraordinary tree that is Mary, it is only by looking at Him that we can form an idea of the greatness and goodness of the Mother of God ... Let us return to Scripture, for, as Hugues de Saint Victor summed it up, and later Saint Alphonsus of Liguori:
"Like the Mother, like the Lamb, for the tree is known by its fruit."
Sur la Constitution Lumen Gentium, dans l’Encyclopédie mariale
Sur la Constitution Dei Verbum