Fr. Ronald Knox (1881-1951)
Saturday, December 8, 2012
On today's Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary...
"When God created the first Adam, he made his preparations beforehand; he fashioned a paradise ready for him to dwell in. And when he restored our nature in the second Adam, once more there was a preparation to be made beforehand. He fashioned a paradise for the second Adam to dwell in, and that paradise was the body and soul of our blessed Lady, immune from the taint of sin, Adam’s curse. It was winter still in the world; but in the quiet home where Saint Anne gave birth to her daughter, spring had begun."