Strangers to the Word of Life
"The Virgin's gift to us of 'the Word of God' was different from that of the prophets, and the relationship that was formed and endured between her and the Word of God was unique. The prophets were vessels who bore the divine word for a time, but then it left them and they became once again strangers to the word of life. But the Virgin was bound to the Word of God as His mother, just as He was bound to her as her Son, and she is eternally the mother of the Son of God in so far as the Son of God continues to be the Son of Man."
- St. Matthew the Poor, The Communion of Love, p. 208.