UNBORN WORD of the day


The Visitation – The unborn Christ begins his saving mission
March 2, 2008, 10:28 pm
Filed under: Quotes from Great Christians, Unborn Jesus

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“Truly He is in haste to be about His Father s business. Truly He is an impatient conqueror, to be thus early beginning His conquests, and laying the foundations of His world-wide empire. He cannot bear to be in the world for even so short a while, but sin shall feel the weight of His unborn arm…. His first mission and ministry was in the womb and the babe unborn the first conquest of His divine apostolate.

By and bye we shall see Him pale and bleeding beneath the moonlit olives on the hill, whose umbrage shrouded the Creator in His astonishing mortal agony, and we shall know with what unutterable intensity He hated sin.

Yet the modest picturesque mystery of the Visitation hides a hatred of sin no less intense, and which almost seems to be more powerful and more divine.

The Baptist in His mother s womb has been conceived in guilt, like the rest of Adam’s children, Mary alone excepted. He is bound with the thralldom of the fall, with the chains of original sin. But the living Ark of the Covenant… brings her heavenly burden nigh to where he is; and the unborn Child destroys the sin and abolishes the curse of the unborn child.

The Baptist leaps with exultation in his mother’s womb, and worships, with the abounding gladness of his sinless soul, his Redeemer and His God hidden in the Virgin-Mother.”

Father Faber The Blessed Sacrament


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