Catholic Candle note: Catholic Candle often examines particular issues thoroughly, at length, using the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas and the other Doctors of the Church. At the urging of one of our readers, we are going to try a new feature: CC in brief, giving an extremely short answer to a reader’s question. We invite readers to submit their own questions.
Q. What is meant by calling Mary the “Ark of the Covenant” in her litany?
A. Our Faith is deep and rich and this topic deserves a much longer answer. However, briefly, the Blessed Virgin Mary is the very fitting vessel who contained God on earth. She was foreshadowed by the Ark of the Covenant, carried by the Israelites in the Old Testament, as the abode of God in a special way.