Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Mary the Dawn



From Rorate Caeli:

"The Lord is with thee." With thee, certainly, as the sun is with the dawn going before it, and preceding its rise, and beginning the day by its light. Truly, indeed, Mary, the dawn of the world, prepared in a most singular manner by the Eternal Sun, being thus marvelously irradiated, prepares herself the rising of this Sun, has wonderfully inaugurated for the world the day of grace of such a Sun, as Saint Bernard says: "Like the dawn exceedingly resplendent hast thou come into the world, O Mary, when thou didst foreshadow the splendor of the true Sun by such a wonderful radiance of sanctity that truly the day of salvation, the day of propitiation, the day which the Lord hath made, was worthy to be begun by thy bright light."
~ Conrad of Saxony
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3 comments:

Micki said...

Beautiful picture, great post.

Wendy WaterBirde said...

Oh this is lovely! : )

Marissa said...

+JMJ+

Mary as the dawn of the world! :D

I haven't heard it before, but now that I have, I will never forget!