Most Holy Theotokos

After the Fall, God, exercising long-suffering in His infinite mercy, had little by little, prepared humanity, from generation to generation, through joyful and sorrowful events, for the realization of the Great Mystery that He had kept hidden before all ages is His Trinitarian Counsels: the Incarnation of the Word. Although He knew long beforehand what would be man's transgression and its tragic consequences, it was with the fulfilment of this Mystery in view that He created humankind in order therein "to prepare a Mother", who, by the beauty of her immaculate soul, enhanced by the adornment of all the virtues, drew on herself the gaze of the Almighty and became the nuptial chamber of the Word, the receptacle of Him who contains all things, the Palace of the King of Heaven and the fulfilling of the Divine plan.