30 Days to the Gift, the Love Between the Father and the Son, the Holy Spirit. From the Eve of the Feast of the Assumption to the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary from the Inspired Works of Venerable Conchita.
“Mary always lived a hidden life that was unknown to others. But after the Holy Spirit came upon her and she received the Word of God, the Son of the Father, in her virginal womb, ‘Mary set out in haste into the hill country to a town in Judah’.
“Charity inflamed the Heart of Mary, and she was eager to be of service. She wished to communicate the Divine Fire (the Flame of Love!) that seemed to devour her, because the mark of true charity is self-denial, the forgetting of oneself and (embracing) personal sacrifice; and all of this is reflected in the true love of our neighbors.
“But what about me? Am I not held back by the need of human respect, my own convenience or my self-interest, from doing good on behalf of someone else? How often we avoid sacrifices that should be embraced, not only for the physical well being of others, but especially on behalf of their souls!
“And why does this occur? It is due to a lack of Love, that is, a lack of the Holy Spirit, because we are distant from His beneficial influence. And consequently we vegetate spiritually instead of living fully and working steadily toward eternal life. A soul who loves God conjoins its good works, its self denial and all its virtues with Love. But who is Love, if not the Holy Spirit?
“St. Elizabeth received the fullness of the Holy Spirit through Mary, in her visit, in her closeness, in her confidences, and through her Love. ‘When Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, she was filled with the Holy Spirit.’
“How sweet and compelling must have been the voice of the Mother of God…The Holy Spirit does not descend (fully) upon a (baptized) soul who does not love Mary…
“When Mary spoke to St. Elizabeth, both she and John the Baptist received the Holy Spirit. It was the Word of Mary that attracted Him. Wherever Mary went the Holy Spirit accompanied her. She was carrying Jesus, the Divine Word, who is inseparable from the Father and the Holy Spirit.”
This is why the Venerable Archbishop Luis Martinez has given us such an incredible insight that “it requires two to perfectly form Jesus Christ, the God-man…the Holy Spirit and Mary.” Mary brings the Holy Spirit fully into our lives, so without a personal relationship with Mary, it is impossible to have a complete, personal relationship with the Holy Spirit. This is God’s inscrutable plan!
Prayer with Venerable Conchita:
“Mary, Mother of my heart whom I greatly love! You bring the Holy Spirit to all faithful people. Bring Him to me, and to my family and friends, that we may be sanctified. Recall those happy days when the Holy Spirit associated you with your Divine Son’s first apostolate, as He gave Himself to John the Baptist. He will continue to associate you with the Sanctification of souls until the end of the world.
“If Jesus comes to our souls through you, it is through you that I would be able to ascend to the Holy Spirit to know and love Him more and receive His Divine inspirations, all of which are reflected in you, His beloved Spouse. Amen!”