Mary’s place in the Creed

A Protestant clergyman was visiting an orphanage, and the children were each reciting their prayers for him to hear. On little boy, who had previously been at a Catholic school, after finishing the Our Father began the Hail Mary. ‘No, no!’ said the clergyman. ‘We don’t want to hear about her — go on to the Creed.’ The little boy did so, but stopped suddenly when he came to ‘born of the…’ and said: ‘Here she comes again — what shall I do now, sir?’

Indeed we cannot have Jesus without Mary.

– Rev. F.H. Drinkwater, Catechism Stories Part I: the Creed (1939)