October 22 : The interior life of the Virgin Mary

Fil d'Ariane

The interior life of the Virgin Mary


Memorial


This feast, closely related to that of the interior life of our Savior, dates, like it, to the first days of the Seminary of Saint-Sulpice.

An autograph text of Jean-Jacques Olier, which echoes his prayer O Jesus living in Mary, articulates perfectly the union which exists between the interior dispositions of Mary and those of her Son : "Jesus, living in Mary, in the beauty of your virtues, in the eminence of your powers, in the splendor of your riches, eternal and divine, grant us part of that holiness which God uniquely gave to her. Commune us with the zeal she has for his Church. Finally, reclothe us fully with yourself, that being nothing in ourselves, we may live uniquely in your spirit, as she does, to the glory of your father."