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St. Anselm says, that where there is the greatest purity, there is the greatest charity: "The purer and more emptied of self is a heart, the more it will be filled with charity towards God." Most holy Mary, because she was all humility, and entirely emptied of self, was entirely filled with the divine love, so that she surpassed all men and all angels in love to God, as St. Bernardine teaches. Therefore St. Francis of Sales has justly called her: The queen of love.The Lord indeed has given to men the precept to love him with their whole heart: "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart."
Excerpt from The Glories of Mary, by Alphonsus Liguori, Section II
Saint Anselm
Mary stored up all these things in her heart
While Mary contemplated all she had come to know through reading, listening and observing, she grew in faith, increased in merits, and was more illuminated by wisdom and more consumed by the fire of charity. The heavenly mysteries were opened to her, and she was filled with joy; she became fruitful by the Spirit, was being directed toward God, and watched over protectively while on earth.

So remarkable are the divine graces that they elevate one from the lowest depths to the highest summit, and transform one to a greater holiness. How entirely blessed was the mind of the Virgin which, through the indwelling and guidance of the Spirit, was always and in every way open to the power of the Word of God. She was not led by her own senses, nor by her own will; thus she accomplished outwardly through her body what wisdom from within gave to her faith.

It was fitting for divine Wisdom, which created itself a home in the Church, to use the intervention of the most blessed Mary in guarding the law, purifying the mind, giving an example of humility and providing a spiritual sacrifice.

Imitate her, O faithful soul. Enter into the deep recesses of your heart so that you may be purified spiritually and cleansed from your sins. God places more value on good will in all we do than on the works themselves.
Therefore, whether we give ourselves to God in the work of contemplation or whether we serve the needs of our neighbor by good works, we accomplish these things because the love of Christ urges us on.

The acceptable offering of the spiritual purification is accomplished not in a man-made temple but in the recesses of the heart where the Lord Jesus freely enters.
From a sermon by St. Laurence Justinian, bishop
(Sermo 8, in festo Purificationis B.M.V.: Opera, 2, Venetiis 1751, 38-39)
Prayer for the Help of the Blessed Virgin Mary
May we be assisted, we beseech Thee, O Lord, by the intercession of Thy glorious Mother, the ever-Virgin Mary; that we, who have been enriched by her perpetual blessings, may be delivered from all dangers, and through her loving kindness made to attain purity of heart, mind and body: who lives and reigns world without end. Amen
Immaculate Conception by Juan Antonio Frias y Escalante; 1663; Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest; https://www.wga.hu
Head of the Madonna by Rogier van der Weyden; 1460; Musée du Louvre, Paris; https://www.wga.hu
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