27 August 2016

An important quotation from St. Maximilian Kolbe


Saint Maximilian Kolbe is one of the 20th centuries most notable martyrs and Marian saints.  The following is a quotation from Father Kolbe that is especially noteworthy:

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 Spirit 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 will ever 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 Man-God, was conceived only through the specific consent of the Most Blessed Virgin, the same holds true of all other humans, who must imitate in all things their primary model, Christ. 

The quotation above by Father Kolbe was part of an outline of materials he was collecting for a book in 1940.