For, in the natural order of things, Mary through her Divine Maternity takes on the closest degree of relationship with God himself, who took a body from her body; furthermore, because she is a virgin, such a degree of consanguinity bestows on Mary the right not only of maternity but also of paternity over Christ. And this relation will last forever.
Saint Raphael Kalinowski
Mother of God, Hope of the World
Conference to the Discalced Carmelite friars, Wadowice
3 October 1906
We recall the consecration of the Church of St. Joseph, Wadowice on 27 August 1899 and the Convent of the Discalced Carmelite friars founded by Saint Raphael Kalinowski.
Praskiewicz OCD, S 2016, Saint Raphael Kalinowski: An Introduction to his Life and Spirituality, ICS Publications, Washington DC.