"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Who is this coming up from the desert like a column of smoke ...

“Who is this coming up from the wilderness

Leaning upon her beloved?”
Amazed was the universe by your divine glory ...

O Mary!

by thy holy and immaculate conception,

make my body pure

and my spirit holy.
Thou art all fair, O Mary!

And the original stain is not in thee.

O Mary, conceived without sin,

pray for us who have recourse to thee.


"Who is this coming up from the wilderness

like a column of smoke,

perfumed with myrrh and incense made

from all the spices of the merchant?"


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I declare with the saints: Mary is the earthly paradise of Jesus Christ the new Adam, where he became man by the power of the Holy Spirit, in order to accomplish in her wonders beyond our understanding. She is the vast and divine world of God where unutterable marvels and beauties are to be found. She is the magnificence of the Almighty where he hid his only Son, as in his own bosom, and with him everything that is most excellent and precious. What great and hidden things the all-powerful God has done for this wonderful creature, as she herself had to confess in spite of her great humility, "The Almighty has done great things for me." The world does not know these things because it is incapable and unworthy of knowing them. True Devotion

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