Thursday, August 14, 2014

"Cunctas haereses sola interemisti in universo mundo" - St. Maximilian Kolbe in Our Lady

Image of the first edition of St. Maximilian Kolbe's "Knight of the Immaculate" periodical, with the Blessed Virgin Mary slaying heresy and Masonry

[The following is excerpted from "Will To Love: Reflections for Daily Living by St. Maximilian Kolbe, 'Prophet of the Civilization of Love,'" published by Marytown Press"]

"'All heresies on the earth, you alone have destroyed.' [from Matins of the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary]"

"How is that so? Surely heresies still exist, and here the Church in [Her] prayers to the Blessed Mother speaks of a destruction that is already fulfilled, and what is more, of all heresies."

"When in the course of one battle it was brought back to Napoleon's attention that by surprise an enemy attack had occurred on one front, he replied: 'Good, the enemy has lost.' But the battle was not finished, not even was the victory in sight or evident. However, this ingenious military leader knew that once the enemy had made that attack, there was no longer any hope of his victory."

"Similarly of Our Lady, the Mother of God, we can say: 'You have destroyed all heresies on the earth.' What beautiful words."

"Heresies--and not heretics. The latter she loves, their conversion she desires. Out of love for them she frees them of heresy, and destroys in them the errors of viewpoint and conviction."

"She destroyed the heresies, not simply rendered them immobile or weakened or lessened, but completely removed them, so that there is no longer any trace of them."

"How? By destroying all, she has made no exception to evil. And where? On all the earth. Not in one or another country, but everywhere on earth. And this you have done alone."


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