She is one of God's women, fashioned by His own hand to show us men and other women that there is a heaven where we can enter, and that its light can be here on earth. So true, so sweet, so noble, so little an egoist—and that, let me tell you, is much in this age, so sceptical and selfish. (14.52)
Van Helsing really thinks highly of Mina, doesn't he? She represents a feminine ideal: She's intelligent, but also submissive and nurturing.