Castel Gandolfo, February 16, 1987

(...) Mary was a gate that leads to God. A gate is not a gate unless it opens and allows free passage. A door that is always closed is really a wall. Those who stop at the gate do not reach God. The gate is for Jesus.
“Hail, O Gate of the Sublime Mystery,” sounds the Akathistos hymn.
The Virgin is the one who is empty of self, utterly self-forgetful. She is the created being who knows that she is created, even when filled with God.
She was using the same method for our Movement that she had used for the Church: keeping herself in the shadows in order to highlight her Son, who is God.


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