Friday, March 02, 2007


2. Her Purity.
Our Lady was conceived without sin. Always She was without blemish or stain, always more shining and pure than the sun. Nothing ever ruffled the sweet beauty of Her immaculate perfection. Yet now She had to appear before the Priest in order to be purified! Purified of what? What an example! What impurity was there in Her, purity itself? She, so fond of cleanliness of heart, is not yet satisfied, and craves for greater cleanliness still. Do you love purity so much? Do you show the same eagerness to purify your soul at holy confession? Do you make use of all the means that the Church places at your disposal to clean and sanctify your soul? If Mary is not satisfied with Her immaculateness, if She, if possible, would be more immaculate still how can you indulge in complacency? Do you think Our lady when looking at your soul feels very pleased? Will She find there the cleanliness She loves? Give a thought to this and feel shame. Ask your Mother a share of Her love of that delicate and precious virtue. Ask Her to have a passionate love for its shining beauty.

[Excerpted from 'MARIAN MEDITATIONS' Book by Rev. Dr. Ildefonso R. Villar, Salesian Philippine Province, Nihil Obstat; Imprimatur]