Today, Maximilian Kolbe’s lifelong understanding of the Blessed Virgin Mary is more than stating what happened to her at conception.
May’s union with the Holy Spirit was so intimate, so profoundly relational beyond marital union that she is the created Immaculate Conception. The eternal love of the Father and Son dwells in her and she becomes the very chamber of divine life for God’s entrance into the world.
This beautiful teenager took on the will of God in absolute freedom, so that God may raise the lowly on high, so that all may praise God for his wonderful deed in Mary. As we look to be like her, may our lives be totally committed to God’s mission through the hands of Mary our mother. In honor of Mary, here is a poem by Leon Bloy (+1917, French novelist and poet):
… with everything lost forever, as it is with the fallen angels, there all the same remained preserved a drop of divine Sap, just enough to save billions of worlds; and that in the end there blossomed that Flower more beautiful than Innocence, which Christians name, understanding nothing about it, the Immaculate Concption, Mary herslef, the sublime garden regained.
In honor of the Immaculate Conception, patroness of the United States, take a listen to this beautiful piece in her honor: