“Taken up to heaven she did not lay aside this saving office but by her manifold intercession continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation… Therefore the Blessed Virgin is invoked in the (Roman Catholic) Church under the tiles of Advocate, Helper, Benefactress, and Mediatrix.” (CCC Para 969)
By asking Mary to pray for us, we acknowledge ourselves to be poor sinners and we address ourselves to the ‘Mother of Mercy,’ the “All Holy One.” (CCC Para 2677)
The closing prayer of the rosary, which is usually the Hail Queen (Salve Regina) or sometimes called the Hail Holy Queen, also refers to Mary’s role as mediatrix. This is the most commonly recited prayer in praise of Mary, after the Hail Mary itself, and was composed at the end of the 11th century. It generally reads (although there are variants):
“Hail holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.”
No such position is sanctioned the New Testament. Mary is never told to “Monstra te esse matrem” (show that thou art His mother) or “Jussu matris impera slvatori” (lay thy maternal commands on the Savior).