Christ told Mary what He had done in hell, how He had chained up Satan, and presented to His mother the patriarchs He brought back with him. They all bowed low in front of her. I will let you ponder what the feelings of Adam and Eve were when they said to the Virgin Mary: "Blessed are you, our daughter and Our Lady. The Lord was thinking about you when he told the serpent, 'I will place enmity between you and the woman.'"
Eve added: "I closed paradise through my fault, but you, Full of Grace, you have opened it again."
Each Prophet told her in turn, "I have prophesied about you here and there in my book." Then they all saluted her by saying, "You are the glory of Jerusalem, Israel's joy and the honor of our people."
And the Virgin responded with these words, "You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people that God has acquired to Himself to announce the praises of Him who called you from the darkness into His admirable light." And the angels sang again: "Queen of heaven, rejoice."
Saint Vincent Ferrer (Spanish Dominican, d. 1419)