Many of the traditions practiced within the Catholic faith—from the priesthood to the burning of incense—can be found by tracing their roots back to the Jewish faith.
Marian virtues are also deeply rooted in the lives of the women of the Old Testament.
Just as God planted the seeds of preparation for Christ, so, too, did he plant the seeds for the preparation of Mary.
In the Old Testament we witness the commitment and deep faith of women who pre-figure Mary in profound ways. Women whose lives also provide role models for the way we are all called to live as Catholics.