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Mother Mary crushing the serpent

By Fr. P.J. Kalchik, Church Militant, December 13, 2021

Our Lady and battling temptation

Our Blessed Mother, who was conceived without sin, is a model for us in spiritual combat against the evil one.

A misunderstanding many hold on to is that Mary, by her Immaculate Conception, was given some sort of a “free pass” — that she would be spared of demons’ temptations.

Far from it! The Devil hates Our Lady to the ninth degree! Mary was hated by the Devil because of her humanity. Mary was despised by the Devil because she was made in God’s image and likeness. Mary was loathed by the Devil because she was the new Eve, made without any stain of original sin. Bet that during Mary’s earthly days, there was not another human being alive on earth that the Devil did not try his darndest to disgrace more than Mary. …

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