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We Catholics do NOT worship Mary (I've had to explain this to numerous people). We LOVE her. Not WORSHIP her. We love her as our mother. What else are we supposed to do, ignore her? We don't worship Mary!
Archbishop Chaput pointed out that in this medieval illustration, Mary doesn't dialogue with the Devil, she doesn't negotiate, she doesn't admonish: she just plain punches Satan on the nose. ...and she does it with a smile!
The Canticle of Mary (aka, the Magnificat) by artist Jen Norton. Art prints available. My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior. For He has looked with favor on His lowly servant. From this day, all generations will call me blessed. The Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is His Name. (Full text in Luke 1:46-55)