Article 57 – Marriage! The Garden of Eden

First Published in ‘The Catholic Voice’, Ireland, March 2016

 

Tempted by the Father of Lies

We have seen how the serpent tempted Eve with a lie. We have seen that Eve fell for this temptation, doubted God, and then disobeyed His command. We have seen how Eve passed on the temptation to Adam, because Adam failed to protect her from the lies of the serpent, and we have seen how Adam also fell and disobeyed God. In the last article we saw a comparison between the first Eve and Our Lady, the second Eve. The bible presents us with plenty of these comparisons in the examples it gives of the choices that men make and these examples are for our instruction.… Read the rest

Article 56 – Marriage! Eve V Our Lady

First Published in ‘The Catholic Voice’, Ireland, March 2016

Dom Prosper Gueranger

Today I would like to present a beautiful mediation from Dom Prosper Gueranger contrasting Eve with Our Lady. It comes from ‘The Liturgical Year’ for the feast of the Annunciation.

The Angel of Darkness

“In the garden of delights there is a virgin and an angel; and a conversation takes place between them. At Nazareth a virgin is also addressed by an angel, and she answers him; but the angel of the earthly paradise is a spirit of darkness, and he of Nazareth a spirit of light. In both instances it is the angel that has the first word.… Read the rest