“The Immaculata must conquer the whole world for herself, and each individual soul as well, so that she can bring all back to God. This is why we must acknowledge her for what she is, and submit to her reign, which is all gentleness.”
-St. Maximilian Kolbe
To what extent has the Immaculata conquered me? Am I willing to “acknowledge her for what she is”, and submit to her gentle reign?
Foreward Page xi
Jesus is speaking to the Apostles who have followed Him, who have shared His ministry, who are to receive Communion at the Last Supper, three of whom have followed Him up to Tabor. They are in the state of grace, and yet He speaks to them of the need of a second conversion, if they are to enter far into the kingdom of heaven or into the divine intimacy.