Ubertinus of Casalis
died ca 1330 AD
Arbor Vitae Crucifixae, printed by A. de Bonnettis de Papia, 1485 AD.
Ubertinus was a Franciscan Friar belonging to the socalled school of Spirituals.
Texts quoted in French by Réné Laurentin (in Maria, Ecclesia, Sacerdotium, Nouvelles Éditions Latines, Paris 1952, pp. 162-164) and translated into English by John Wijngaards.
- Mary was after Jesus the greatest priest
- Mary offered Jesus in the Temple
- Jesus could only be offered by Mary
|Book I, chap. 10, p. 23 verso b.The fourth privilege of John the Baptist was that the same angel who announced him , also announced the Lord. And as Bernard says, the announcement [of John] was solemn because it was made in the sacred Temple, at the time of the sacrifice, to the high priest. But note that the Temple where Mary prayed so fervently was even more solemn: namely the place of the Virgin was the Holy of Holies for only the queen of angels prayed there. For in mental oblation the Virgin was, after Jesus Christ, the greatest of all priests.|
Book II, chap. 5, p. 51 recto a. The redemption of our
captivity (that is the Christ) is redeemed at a cheap price. The oblation to
God the Father is offered through the hands of the virgin; but in a very holy
mother, purity itself is purified.
|This text presupposes the biblical story of the Presentation in the Temple.|
Book II, chap. 5, p. 51 verso a. Oh
very happy virgin, you see, which response our advocate St Simeon gives you.
You see to what end he has received your little baby. Surely, he has received
him for the price of our redemption, through the supplication of the cross and
the pain of your bitter piercing.
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