The Mantle for Christian Protection
Luke 12:27-28 "...blessed are they that hear the word of God AND KEEP IT." Hereby He proclaims the principle of function (motherhood and faithfulness) before form (the Virgin). He is explaining why she was chosen to be His mother and is essentially saying "Hail, full of grace!"
The story of the actual mantle of the Theotokos is told here:
The Holy Rosary in the western church epitomizes the intercessory prayer of the Virgin, however the prayer has its roots in the East:
What do eastern iconography and the Virgin of Guadalupe image have in common? Here again is the mantle.
Meet your relatives in baptism: