We recently saw a story about how the Pope is traveling on “our side of the world” and one of his stops will be in Quito, Ecuador – a city that is being “watched over by a statue of the Virgin Mary.”
I hate to be the bearer of bad news for those who believe in bowing down before statues of Mary, but Mary cannot possibly be “watching over the city” because: (1) Mary wasn’t divine and hasn’t been resurrected, and dead humans don’t come back to “watch over anyone.” (2) Mary is dead in her grave! She was alive the day her Son died and there won’t be another “resurrection until He returns (see our article about why "the virgin Mary cannot possibly be our intercessor").
Mary is quite simply not a "heavenly being" so HOW could she possibly be "watching over" the city of Quito? Furthermore, we need to quit calling her “the Virgin Mary because Mary was NOT a virgin when she died, because she had other children (see Matthew 1:25, 12:36 and 13:55-56; Mark 6:3; Luke 2:7).