Saturday, March 13, 2010

Esther and Our Lady

An intriguing analysis of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in the light of the Old Testament story.
In the Scriptures, the 13th day of Adar is one with historical portent. It marks the Machabees’ liberation of the Holy Land after a four-year combat; the battle throughout the Persian Empire during the reign of Esther; and the day warriors fasted before going out to war. [6] The theme becomes obvious: An epic battle of God’s ecclesia against her enemies.

In The Apocalypse, the Woman (the Virgin Mary) is prefigured by a “type within type” — “a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.” [11] This woman is a type of the Church, but the eternal Church is herself a type of Mary. With these examples, one begins to see what is meant by “types within types.”

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