- Aug 24, 2006
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- Albuquerque, New Mexico
I think you are delving too deeply into the divine mysteries through use of human reason. To be honest, I don't know. She was filled with grace, yes. Was there a way for to be even more full than full? I suppose.Irish Hermit said:Just coming back to this thread to ask a question of the Catholic members. It was posed to me today by a visitor.
Catholics place on awful amount of emphasis on the Archangel's greeting to the Mother of God "Hail, FULL OF GRACE" and this greeting is a strong plank in their argumentation for the Immaculate Conception.
Now if "Full" in fact means "Full" and not half-full or 7/8ths full does this mean that Mary was necessarily fully deified (as in theosis) from the moment of her conception? Does it mean that she has existed from the first moment of her existence in the supreme condition of total final theosis? This is something which the rest of us willl never obtain since theosis is a never-ending journey into the infinity of God.