Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Immaculate and our Apostolic Goal: That Christ be all in all

For the reading “ever Virgin” in St. Francis Salute to the Virgin the recent critical edition of the Poverello's writings gives “Virgin made Church.” Not only do the ancient sources support this reading as the original rendering of Francis himself, the phrase, novel perhaps to our ears, has the very definite advantage of placing Francis [...]

Perfect Obedience and Perfect Love: Union with the Immaculate

One cannot read very far in the writings of St. Maximilian without realizing how insistent he was on the practice of the virtue of obedience, precisely as the most perfect expression and realization of the love entailed in total consecration to Mary Immaculate. The excerpts from his writings included in the previous reflection are typical [...]