Saturday, December 22, 2018

Saint Ambrose's Description of Mary

"Her movement was not indolent, her walk was not too quick, her voice not affected or sharp; the composure of her person showed the beauty and harmony of her interior.  It was a wonderful spectacle to see with what promptness and diligence she performed her domestic duties, to which she applied herself with great solicitude, but always with tranquility and great peace.  Her forehead was serene, and a modesty more celestial than terrestrial pervaded her every movement.  Her words were few and ever dignified, prudent, and joyful.  In Mary, all and everything was well regulated."