Mary, Our Ideal
Mary is the ideal of every religious.
It is through her that Christ is most easily reached. We salute her as "Daughter of God the Father, Mother of God the Son, Spouse of the Holy Ghost, Temple of the Blessed Trinity." Surely, one who enjoys such intimate relationships with the Three Persons of the Blessed Trinity can best teach us how to proceed along the path to the King. Our Lady's humility lured Christ to leave the glory of heaven in order to become incarnate within her chaste womb. Her charity brought sanctifying grace to John the Baptist even before his birth. Her patience and selflessness led her to the heights of Calvary, where Christ, with His dying breath, bequeathed her to us as our Mother. Her zeal and devotion as she prayed with the assembled Apostles after Christ's Ascension hastened the coming of the Paraclete. Yes, Mary is the perfect model for those who seek the way to the Heart of her Son.
excerpt from Fit for A King
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