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Don Divo Barsotti on the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin.


Wednesday 7 December 2011

I propose below the text of a meditation held on December 8, 1988 by Don Divo Barsotti on the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin.

December 8, 1988  Rome Retreat

God has not wanted the incarnation for himself but for us

Before stopping to meditate on the mystery that the Church today celebrates, the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin, it will be appropriate to say a few words in general on the mystery of Mary.
Pius IX says in the Ineffabilis Bull by which he proclaims the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, that God from all eternity, before any other thing, wanted the incarnation of the Word, and the blessed Virgin. Why has God wanted to associate in such a way from all eternity Mary to the Son in the mystery of the incarnation that was to be the fulfillment of all the works of God ad extra?  It seems pretty clear the answer, if we think of what the Church proclaims in the Nicene-Constantinopolitan symbol.
In this symbol, it is said that God descended from heaven and was made man propter nos et propter salutem nostram.  God has not willed the incarnation for himself but for us. This means that the divine design from eternity, was only one: the ineffable union of the creation with God.  Therefore, not only the incarnation as the assumption of the human nature, but the assumption of the human nature in order of the gift of self, that the divine Word was willing to do to each person created. The incarnation could lift to God our nature but it has not established yet a relationship between the person of the Verb and the created persons.read...