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Love the Immaculata! - Sep 6, 2015

I hadn't read your article before I wrote this tonight, but it's related, so maybe readers of your article will have some feedback/ insights into what I'm trying to figure out... ok this next paragraph is simply pious speculation and not something i've read specifically... but since our Blessed Mother had no original sin nor any personal sins (due to her Immaculate Conception) Baptism wouldn't have been necessary for her (as it wasn't necessary for Jesus, although He was baptized...in fact the first Baptism which included the Holy Spirit along with the water)...and yet perhaps in a sense (along with having been the first to accept Jesus as her Lord and Savior, at the Incarnation) maybe she was the first disciple to be baptized, at the foot of the Cross... with the blood and water which gushed from His Sacred Heart directly... the only thing missing would be the invocation of the Trinity, but John the Beloved could have said that as he was by her side... plus she had the indwelling of the fullness of the Holy Spirit already at all times... this is also closely connected to Simeon's prophecy that Our Lady's soul would be pierced (I think this happened when her Son's Heart was pierced and the blood and water flowed out...she understood His suffering better than any of us ever can)...because Simeon said that this would cause the thoughts of many hearts to be revealed (Luke 2:35)...this makes me think of Confession... that people will reveal their hearts' thoughts in Confession due to greater trust in His Merciful Love...with forgiveness made possible by the blood and water... so, I'd say that consecrating ourselves totally to Jesus through Mary is part and parcel to the Divine Mercy devotion, and trust in the Divine Mercy opens the heart for Eternal Salvation, in love with God, neverending...