More from Ven. Mary of Agreda's Mystical City of God...
"GOD showed to Moses the Mystical thornbush that foreshadowed the Divinity covered with our humanity: signifying the perpetual virginity of the Mother of the Word. The ancient Fathers & Prophets were inflamed with Divine Love and broke forth in canticles of praise & exaltation of the Lord.... It was Divinely disposed that Joachim & Anna united in marriage for Mary which was also announced to them both by St. Gabriel the Archangel: "Joachim, it is the will of the Almighty that you receive St. Anne as thy spouse" -- in joint obedience to this Divine Call they espoused each other. By divine inspiration Joachim was in the temple of Jerusalem offering Prayers [white rose] & Sacrifices [red rose] for the coming of the Messiah. The petitions of Mary's holy parents reached the throne of the Holy Trinity Who shared having before Their Eyes Mary as the Chosen One for the Godman JESUS to be born, etc. "We Persons shall manifest to the world the Treasures of the Divinity & of Anne conceiving of MARY." St. Gabriel shared to them, "Love has softened the Heart of the Almighty, has hastened His mercies & wishes to enrichen your house & family with a Daughter: altho Anne is sterile, her conception shall be miraculous." St. Anne declared of Mary, her Daughter, "Blessed the eyes that shall see Her, the ears that shall hear Her, from Whom the Most High shall select His Mother! O Lord, fulfill Thy Divine Benevolence!" Then Gabriel appeared to St. Anne, saying: "Anne, I'm an angel who in Divine Condescension looks upon the humble of the earth [Ps. 137, 6]." He added to both of them, "The Lord wishes to magnify Himself in conceding your petitions: for those who in humble confidence pray to Him without belittling His infinite power, are most agreeable to the Lord. Persevere in Prayer, & ask without ceasing for the Redemption of the human race in order to please the Most High [....]" Later -- "At the Golden Gate, you Anne shall meet Joachim, & in thy womb God will give being to Mary." Together they gave thanks to God, for Mary's Immaculate Conception, and full of Divine Consolation they returned home. Anne was instructed how the Divine Word was to unite Himself to our human nature. By enlightenments & other Gifts of Divine Grace, God disposed Anne to conceive of her all holy Daughter MARY. In the Divine Will, nothing is forgotten nor can impede Divine Decree of the Immaculate Conception of MARY."
Of my 1st of 5 Unitive Mysteries - The Woman [Mary, in Rev. 12] over the dragon... Ven. Mary of Agreda has "when the time came for Mary's Immaculate Conception also for Mary to later appear in the heavens clothed with the sun, God willed for Her to be formed inside of St. Anne Her Mom in His Divine Likeness & Image; and to be in God's Presence for all eternity to His Will & Pleasure.... On earth The Divine Word shall have a Mother with St. Joseph as foster-father, as in Heaven JESUS has a FATHER without any mother & as the Eternal Logos.... Among the first virtues MARY exercised were faith, hope, & charity recognizing by a most sublime faith the Divinity; per hope She saw GOD as the ONE for Her happiness. Conceiving great appreciation of the Divinity She greatly exercised charity. Her acts were had with the activity of Divine Power: Images were shown to Her of the Divinity so clearly.... Mary became the Benefactress of us & exercised Divine & Maternal Love in Her Immaculate Heavenly Heart with the Light of Divinity superior in Her Ways to all creatures angelic & human."
Ven. Agreda willed to raise her aspirations to know the Being of God & for His Divine Grace to govern her affections for greater love of His infinite perfections. [Of my 3rd Unitive Rosary Mystery --] "John saw a New Heaven & New Earth; & he spoke of Mary's creation by the Hand of the Almighty, referring to Mary's womb wherein JESUS dwelt as in a kind of New Heaven. [Of my 4th Unitive --] 'And I, John, saw the Holy City [the New & Eternal Jerusalem] descending per God from Heaven. Our Lady of Divine Grace came from the Heavenly Divine Mind to us by Divine Forethought with the great dignity of Mother of God so near to God the Father per Divine Grace.... Mary descends to the world per great gifts of the Divinity as the Spouse of The H.S. for Her Son.... God set Mary as Queen of Heaven above all people & angels, as a Mirror of Divinity, & as the Perfect Mediatrix of mortals.... Mary was so elevated in Heavenly Perfection as to be fit for the building up of the Heavenly Mystical City effulgent in a Divine Manner. She was favored with such Divinity that She ever is illumined with God's eternal splendor. She so greatly partakes of Divine Attributes & of God's infinite greatness: endowed with Divine Perfections interwoven in Her Whole Being. [Related to my Trinitarian-Marian Emmanuel Chaplet of Divine Grace, Mercy, & Love --] Mary distributes treasures of Mercy, Graces, & Love. The Lord directed Her to pray with Great Love for the eternal life of all souls.
Nobody shall be deprived of the mediation of Our Queen of Mercy for the gifts, graces, and eternal glory of God: all pure Mary was so equal to Her Divine Son. The Mystical City of God is 'gold like the purest glass' [3rd Rose of Mary] as Mary is purest like to the Trinity. Our Queen of Peace [& of Medjugorje] ever enjoys a Heavenly serene peace also per Her ever Immaculate Being & visions of the Divinity from Her Conception & ever after. Via the Divine Attributes of Her She ever favored clear Mystical Envisioning of God & as the Ocean of God's graces & gifts, bright heavenly wisdom, etc. God grants via Maria friendly fidelity to the Trinity. Flames of Divine Love offer gifts/fruits of the H.S. to us who implore such via Maria's All-Holy Person & Name [especially too per the Litany of Loreto in Her honor].... At the instant of Her Conception Mary asked God for the virtue of chastity & for Her lifetime on earth.... Via Maria the Infinite Mercy of God can increase per communion with Divinity. Mary is the special Mediatrix for us & Dispensatrix of the treasures of our Godman JESUS. Catholic leaders turn to the Mother of Grace/Mercy/Love. We should all turn to Mary Who by God's Omnipotence holds in Her Hands keys of the goodwill & treasures of the Most High.... Mary abounds in grace & is above all the Mother of Mercy.... 3 times before Mary's birth the Holy Trinity manifested Himself to Her. The visions of All-Holy Mary were the greatest of all the saints in their pilgrimage on earth. She said, "My GOD, Soul of my life & Life of my soul, Almighty & Rich in Mercies, Thou hast enriched me with the treasures of Thy Divine Light & Grace... Deprive me not of Thy Divine Protection." Thereby, Child Mary received God's many blessings.... The Queen of all creation was endowed with a soul exalted so high by the visions of the Divinity.... The BVM shared, "On account of the blessings and graces of the Lord sin was impossible in me -- it was the Divine Will that preserved me... love & fear produced in my soul a perfect harmony with the Divine Will... the excellence of benefits descend from the Father of lights... offer humble and fervent thanks to the Lord because He has so greatly enlightened you with Divine Light..." At midnight Divine Luminary issued forth -- Her soul ever dwelt in the Divinity.
St. Anne reflected, "Lord of infinite wisdom & power, this Fruit of my womb I offer to Thee with eternal thanks." The guardian angels of the Child Mary joined in heavenly music: these thousand angels appointed as guardians of the great Queen offered themselves by Her service.... The Child Mary asked Her guardian angels to join with Her in the praise of the Most High. At the Birth of Mary God sent Gabriel to bring joyful news to the holy Fathers in limbo, and they'd soon see the salvation & glory of God per Mary's Motherhood. All the holy Patriarchs & Prophets in limbo rejoiced in spirit thereby.... Borne by the hands of the angels the Child Mary entered the Empyrean Heaven where She prostrated Herself full of love before the royal throne in the presence of the Most High.... Mary's infant faculties were strengthened by Divine Power: Her powers of mind were raised to the Divine manifestation & Divinity displayed Itself in the new light & Mary saw the All-Holy Trinity in unveiled Beatific Vision [the favorite of my 35 Rosary Mysteries].... Angels appeared to St. Anne & told her that her daughter was to be named MARY chosen so to be named by Divine Providence.... At dawn Ven. Agreda prostrated herself before GOD & gave Him thanks & praise for His magnificent Being & Divinity.... The birthing of Mary, Anne's Heavenly Daughter, was pure & undefiled; and she went to the temple, her mind inflamed with Divine Ardor & bearing Mary in her arms; & the prophet St. Simeon aware of Mary's dignity experienced great H.S. gifted impulses about Her & his inflamed spirit was moved to extraordinary joy: moved by this, he showed the Holy Family great benevolence.... MARY was contemplating God's mysteries & excellencies, while enjoying Divine visions & talk with His Majesty. Mary shared, "By Divine Enlightenment I understood how Jesus was to suffer a most cruel death.... I desire that you rejoice in the Lord always for His Majesty, & bless people for obedience to our Creator. If people persecute you, love & even regard them as instruments of Divine Justice; & God will give you strength for your faith in Him.... 70 seraphim assisting Queen Mary were devoted to the hypostatic union of Christ's Divinity & Humanity as the Divine Word; they wished to serve Mary as a most pure mirror of the Divinity. Guardian Angels of the 12 gates of heaven [in the Book of Revelations] cooperated with Mary, Mother of Mercy & Mediatrix of those who turn to Her for salvation... Mary sent those 12 angels as messengers of Her prayers to the throne of our Eternal Father.... Too, She often sent angels to Her Divine Son with many messages & petitions on behalf of souls.... The Baby Mary's actions all were governed by the H.S., and perfect. The Presence of God preserved in Mary Divine Revelations & Intellectual Visions. Mary retained Her images of Her clear visions of the Divinity... Yet shared with the H.S., "Stay me up with flowers as I languish with love."