“I am who I am in the divine Trinity. I am the Virgin of Revelation. Loved by the Father because I am the daughter. Loved by the Son because I am His Mother. Loved by the Holy Spirit because I am the spouse.”
There is an extraordinary relevance, or we could say, modernity of the title to which the Mother of the Lord is venerated and remembered here at Tre Fontane – the Virgin of Revelation. One of the five fundamental dogmatic constitutions of the II Vatican Council – Dei Verbum, was entirely dedicated to Divine Revelation who is the person of Jesus Christ. The fact that the Most Holy Mary is venerated with this title places the mystery of God who speaks to men as a friend in our hearts so that we too may respond with our “yes” just like our Blessed Mother.
The Teaching of the Church
“The Virgin Mary, who at the message of the angel received the Word of God in her heart and in her body and gave Life to the world, is acknowledged and honoured as being truly the Mother of God and Mother of the Redeemer. Redeemed by reason of the merits of her Son and united to Him by a close and indissoluble tie, she is endowed with the high office and dignity of being the Mother of the Son of God, by which account she is also the beloved daughter of the Father and the temple of the Holy Spirit.” Lumen Gentium 53