QUESTION AND ANSWERS WITH FATHER MAXIMILIAN MARIA KOLBE, OFMI CONV.
MARIAN INSPIRATION FROM HER LITTLEST KNIGHT
Who is the Immaculata?
Do we need Mary to become more like Jesus?
How does the Immaculata compare to the Holy Trinity?
"Our Father in heaven is the first beginning and final end of everything. The human tongue and mind of man, in borrowing notions from his surroundings, falter when trying to think and speak of God. Imperfect is our notion of God. We know from divine revelation that from all ages and forever the Father brings forth the Son, and the Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son. This life of the Holy Trinity is imitated in numberless and diverse images of the creatures coming from the hands of the Triune God, general principle that each effect is similar to the cause has its full application here and all the more so, since God creates from nothing. Therefore whatever is in creation is his handiwork. From the Father through the Son, and the Spirit descends each act if the love of God, creating, sustaining in existence, giving life and its development both in the order of nature as well as in the order of grace. In such a manner does God bestow his love on countless finite images. And by no other way does the return of the Father expect through the Spirit and the Son. This does not always happen consciously, but always really. No one else but the same God is the author of the act of love in creatures. But the act does not take place without the creature’s free will and consent. The height of a creature’s love returning to God it the Immaculata —a being without stain of sin, wholly beautiful, wholly belonging to God. Not even for a moment did her will bend always from the will of God."
I once heard you say, "I do thewill of the Immaculata!" How is that possible since we are all called to do God's will....including Mary?
"If we say, "It is the will of the Immaculata," besides the fact that we acknowledge the will of God by this phrase, we also honor the Blessed Mother, insomuch as we acknowledge that her will is so fused with the will of God that it constitutes one intimate union.
In additoin, we give more honor to God by recognizing his perfection in creating such a great, powerful, good and holy being as the Blessed Mother."
Looking at your life's work... why is it so important to tell other souls about the Immaculata?
"Every thought, action, suffering of the Immaculata were most perfect acts of love of God, love of Jesus.
It is necessary to tell all souls, both collectively and individually, those who are living now and who will live until the end of the world, it is necessary to tell them by example, by spoken, written and printed word, by radio, painting sculpture and so on.
We must must tell them what and how the Immaculata would think, speak and act in the concrete circumstances of daily living in the various states of life, so that the most perfect love, a love reaching even to that of the Immaculata towards the heart of God, would be enkindled all over the earth."
How should anyone sum up the work done for the Immaculata?
"The cause of the Immaculata is to be our acivity. We cannot permit that other purposes displace our main purpose: to win the whole world for the most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculata.
Everything must measure up to that purpose, because these are divine affairs. Here we need to get on our knees, with the attitude that all prayer, ejaculations, all our imperfections are to be burned for her, so that we love her, draw near to her, throw out from ourselves what is not hers.
What is the role the Immaculata in the life of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostalic Church today?
Why don't we hear more of the Immaculata in church today?
Is there such a thing as Marain renewal in the Catholic Church?
"Marian Renewal: It is the conversion and santification of all souls. Can there be any conversion and santification without the help of grace?