Admire Mary, the Mother of the earthly Jesus...but don't worship her. Both the Old and the new Testaments have words about worship: Exodus 34:14 ESV "you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God." And in Luke 4:8, Jesus said, "It is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve." Mary was never considered to be a saint. The angels who announced the baby always talked to Joseph, not to Mary. And when the baby was in danger, it was angels who told Joseph where to take Him. Mary is mentioned 20 times in the Bible, but none even hint at her being a part of the Transfiguration, nor any other thing religious. She was the virgin chosen to bring Jesus into this world. There was nothing about her reigning or holding other positions later, and Mary called herself a "handmaiden." And in Luke 1:42, God said, "Blessed are you among women," but gave no indication that she was holy for her part in this Time of all Times. Probably every Jewish girl wondered whether she might be the one in the prophecies. In Luke 1:48, Mary said, "God has regarded the low estate of His handmaiden," but nothing indicates she was, nor is, to be prayed to nor worshipped. Her mission was over, and even at the site of the crucifixion, Jesus, from the cross, told the apostle John to take care of her. Incidentally, John was the only apostle who was there. The others, fearing for their lives, were hidden. After Jesus was born, Mary and Joseph birthed four boys; James, Joses, Simon and Judah (Mark 6:3), and girls, who were not named, of course. That's the way it was, back then. She was a special Mother, but was, and is, to be admired, but not worshipped.