Saturday, August 22, 2009

Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

"Whoever does not wish to have Mary Immaculate as his Mother will not have Christ as his Brother either; the Father will not send His Son to him; the Son will not descend into his soul; the Holy Ghost will not make him a member of the Mystical Body of Christ; for all these mysteries of grace take place in Mary full of grace and in her alone.

No other creature is or ever will be immaculate like her, or full of grace, or capable of being so intimately united to the Lord as was the Immaculate Virgin. And since the first-born Son, the God-Man, was conceived only through the specific consent of the Most Blessed Virgin, the same holds true of all humans, who must imitate in all things their primary model, Christ."

--Saint Maximilian Kolbe