Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tuesday of the Third Week of Advent

“If you but knew the gift of God!... There is one created being who knew this gift of God, one who never lost a particle of it…the faithful Virgin, who kept all things in her heart… The Father, inclining toward this creature so beauteous, so unaware of her beauty, decreed that she should be the Mother in time of Him who is His Son in eternity. Then the Spirit of Love, who presides at all the workings of God, came upon this Virgin and she uttered her Fiat! ‘Behold the handmaid of the Lord: be it done unto me according to Thy word.’ The greatest of mysteries was accomplished, and through the descent of the Word into her, Mary was forever seized upon and held by God."  ~Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

O Mary, 
I love to contemplate you as you adore in profound recollection
the great mystery which is taking place within you.
You are the first temple of the Blessed Trinity,
the first adorer of the Incarnate Word,
the first tabernacle of His sacred humanity.
~Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalene, OCD

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