The following reflection, which reveals the Holy Spirit of God as the “Uncreated Immaculate Conception” and His spouse, Mary, as the “Created Immaculate Conception,” was written by St. Maximilian Kolbe on February 17, 1941 – literally hours prior to his being arrested and detained by the Nazi’s and shipped off to a concentration camp, where he would eventually die as a martyr of charity.
Who Then are You, O Immaculate Conception
by St. Maximilian Kolbe
“IMMACULATE CONCEPTION. These words fell from the lips of the Immaculata herself. Hence, they must tell us in the most precise and essential manner who she really is.
Since human words are incapable of expressing divine realities, it follows that these words: “Immaculate,” and “Conception” must be understood in a much more profound, much more beautiful and sublime meaning than usual: a meaning beyond that which human reason at its most penetrating, commonly gives to them.
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