Unborn Jesus and The Spiritual Life
"In Advent Christ rested in Mary – still, silent, helpless, utterly dependent. The Creator trusted Himself to His creature….This was a foreshadowing of what the Incarnation would mean for us; for in us too, Christ rests as He rested in Mary. From the moment when the Christ life is conceived in us, our life is intended for one thing, the expression of His love, His love for God and for the world….We must allow the Christ life to grow in us in rest. Our whole being must fold upon Christ’s rest in us, as the earth folds upon the seed."
The Passion of the Infant Christ
"…everything, from learning the ABC to industry, tries to cut out and do away with the natural season of growth. That is why so much in our life is abortive. We ought to let everything grow in us, as Christ grew in Mary..... No man should ever make anything except in the spirit in which a woman bears a child, in the spirit in which Christ was formed in Mary's womb, in the love with which God created the world.
The Reed Of God
“Now this life in the Bosom of the Father seems to devout souls made visible, intelligible, and familiar to them by our Lord's life in His Mother's Womb, and is the chief reason of that most interior devotion.”
Rev. Frederick W. Faber, C.O., D.D.
The Blessed Sacrament