The Virgin Mary as Model of the Church from Thomas Aquinas – Vatican II (Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP)

The Virgin Mary as Model of the Church from Thomas Aquinas – Vatican II (Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP)

A lecture given by Thomas Joseph White, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies) on February 27, 2013.

The Second Vatican Council insisted that the Virgin Mary is to be understood in light of the Church, and the Church is to be understood in light of the Virgin Mary. Why should the Church seek to recover today a greater emphasis on Marian devotion? How is the Virgin Mary a model of the faith and spiritual life of Christians? Thomas Aquinas provides the basis for a contemporary interpretation of the Council’s Marian teachings.