The Immaculate Conception

[From: Handmaid of the Lord, by Adrienne von Speyr]

“In order to understand her childhood, therefore, one must look back on it from her definite self-engagement later on. It has meaning as preparation for that for which she was chosen from all time – chosen so completely that at the moment of her conception she was dissociated from original sin and thus from everything that might have weakened or impaired in her the power and perfection of her later assent.  So great is the power and freedom of her consent that she is perfectly free from the slightest inclination to say No.  This is so because her assent is prepared and planned from the first moment of her existence.  In her being, then, her assent is cause and effect together.  It is not one single act in her life; rather, God called her into existence for the sake of that act, and every excellence she was endowed with was granted for its sake.  She, who matures in order that the Word may be spoken from her, already lives completely from the outset and on the strength of that Word.”

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3 thoughts on “The Immaculate Conception

  1. “She, who matures in order that the Word may be spoken from her, already lives completely from the outset and on the strength of that Word.” IMAGINE!!! This was wonderful…

    My only disappointment today has come when I found out that you have already been tagged for a meme, and so my journey continues! GOD BLESS!

  2. Cathy, there is so much about Mary to try to imagine, fathom, reflect on, meditate on, isn’t there. God’s most perfect creation.

    Good luck on your meme journey; dress in layers and watch out for the potholes. 🙂

    Joakim, thank you so much! Very sweet of you. 🙂

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