“Mary Is Our Protector and Defender”

Ludolphus de Saxonia (supposed author). From Le Miroir de Humaine Salvation (The Mirror of Human Salvation), Circa 1455.

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Maria est nostra protectrix et deffensatrix. The Virgin Mary, surrounded by worshipers.

Although here on earth the Glorious Virgin Mary had suffered such agonizing grief because of the tortures her dearly beloved Son suffered at the hands of our ancestors, nevertheless she continues to moderate and calm the wrath of God, our Creator, whenever He chooses to redress our sins and our crimes…

But our Defender and Mother, seated at the summit, throws the stone, that is, her virtue, among her sevants, so that the devil, all bewildered, often departs, as if in total despair. And it should not be forgotten that the Virgin not only defends us from the temptations of the devil, but also from worldly temptations. And this protection is great for the world is always tempting us.

“Mirror of Human Salvation.” Translated by David Wright with the assistance of John French, Jr. pp. 111 and 116. Newberry Call No. folio BS478 .S64

Metadata Details
Item Type Book Section
Title Mary Is Our Protector and Defender
Publication Title Le Miroir de Humaine Salvation (The Mirror of Human Salvation)
Short Title Mary Is Our Protector and Defender, 1455
Book Title Le Miroir de Humaine Saluation
Creator Ludolphus de Saxonia (supposed author)
Publication Date Circa 1455
Pages folio 38 verso
Language Latin and Middle French
Call Number VAULT folio Case MS 40
Location Special Collections 4th floor