July 10, 2019
Jesus Light


Can you please clear up something.  In the Litany of Loreto, one of the names our Blessed Mother is referred to as Morning star.  But I was also listening to Jesus 911 podcast for 7/5 when you were going over the many different names of the evil one, one them being lucifer that means morning star? (We reject him in Jesus’s Name).  I’m confused on how that can be?


The word 'morning star' is applied to different people in the Bible.

St. Jerome translated “morning star” into Latin as Lucifer, following the Greek translation of the Hebrew made by the Seventy jewish elders: “phophorós”, light bearer - 

The word 'morning star' is a title for 'angels.'  

Job 38:7 (NAB) “While the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” Angels are 'light bearers.'

The word 'morning star' is also a title for the devil.  Isaiah 14:11-15 “Down to Sheol your pomp is brought,the sound of your harps. Maggots are the couch beneath you worms your blanket.” 12 How you have fallen from the heavens, O Morning Star, son of the dawn! How you have been cut down to the earth, you who conquered nations! 13 In your heart you said: “I will scale the heavens; Above the stars of God I will set up my throne; I will take my seat on the Mount of Assembly, on the heights of Zaphon. 14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will be like the Most High!” 15 No! Down to Sheol you will be brought to the depths of the pit! The devil was a lightbearer once upon a time as a good angel.

The word 'morning star' is also a title for Jesus Christ (Rev 22:16 NAB). He is the ultimate lightbearer.

False deities (gods) in the Old Testament were often called "god" or "lord". Does that mean we cannot invoke the true God by these titles? The fact that a particular title is used in one context to describe the devil, doesn't preclude that word from being used in a positive manner when applied to Jesus & Mary. The fact that the Devil is called "the morning star" in Isaiah 14:12 (NAB) does not mean that we cannot use the same title to refer to Jesus or to Mary in the Litanies of Loretto in a positive manner.