Hearts of Jesus and Mary- Saints
From An Untitled Work on
St. Joseph Cupertino
Refuge of sinners,
Mother of God, have pity on me.
She is the Dispensatrix of the graces of Paradise; all the riches of
the human race come from Her hands, for God created Her for this.
God willed to be born of the Woman, the Virgin without sin; nor did
He violate the virginal cloisters. Just as a spring is unchanged
when a person, without bathing himself, sees his own image in the
water, so the virginal cloister of Mary remained intact when the
Lord entered. So too, when one stands before a mirror, he sees
within it his own image, but turning away, his image is no longer in
the mirror, and the mirror remains integral. Thus the sacred
cloister of Mary ever Virgin remained inviolate.
God our Lord was so full of the milk of His divine love that He
could not remain in that condition. It seems He felt a certain pain,
and hence created the Blessed Virgin in whom He infused all graces.
He made Her so as to be able to bestow the milk of divine grace on
men as He wishes.
God could do this, and He did do this, namely, that the Blessed
Virgin be conceived without sin. If a lord wished to make a lovely
garden, in his mind he would plan various things to place in that
garden, which he would then order made; but one particular he would
reserve in his heart without telling others. When the garden was
finished, he would order this to be revealed for example, a
fountain. Thus God our Lord planned the garden (that is, the world)
and accomplished in common view all that He had planned, reserving
to Himself, however, one holy idea. This He wished to reveal and
decree in its own proper time: to make present in the world a Virgin
without stain of sin, who would give birth to His Son, I say, the
Son of God.
If a prelate let us say, the Pope should issue an excommunication,
or launch an interdict against a city or its citizens for some crime
committed in it, he has the power to exempt whomsoever he wishes for
example, Peter and John. He can do so without even mentioning this
exemption, but merely reserving it in the recesses of his mind. So
too, the High God, who is Superior of the entire world, could
fulminate the curse of original sin on all the descendants of Adam,
and could exempt by His omnipotence whomsoever He wished.
Accordingly, He exempted from this law of the curse Her whom He had
destined to be Mother of God.
Hail, holy Queen, rose without thorn, lily of love, Mother of the
Lord, gain me this grace: that I may not die a sinner.
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