The Holy Spirits action in the soul of Mary Letter of Pope Paul VI to Cardinal Léon Josef Suenens on the Occasion of theInternational Marian Congress May 13, 1975
It was the Holy Spirit who filled Mary with grace in the very first moment of her conception,-- making her theImmaculate One.
It was the Holy Spirit whodescended upon her, inspired her consent in thename of mankind to the virginal conception of the Son of the Most High
and made her womb fruitfulso that she might bring forth the Savior of her people And Lord of an imperishable kingdom.
It was the Holy Spirit who filled her soul with jubilant gratitude and moved her to sing the Magnificat to God her Savior.
It was the Holy Spiritwho suggested tothe Virgin that shefaithfully rememberthe words and events connectedwith the birth and childhoodof her only Son, events in whichshe played such an intimate,loving part.
It was the Holy Spirit who urged the compassionate Mary to ask her Son for that miraculous change of water into wine at thewedding feast of Canna - first miracle of Jesus.
It was the Holy Spirit who strengthenedthe soul of the Mother of Jesus as she stood beneath the cross
It was the Holy Spirit who filled the Sorrowful Mother with immense love, that she might accept as a last testamentfrom the lips of her Son her maternal mission with regard to John
It was the Holy Spirit who raised Mary on the burning wings of love so that she might be amodel intercessor during thosehours in the Supper Room
when the disciples of Jesus "together ... devoted themselves to constant prayer"along with "some women ... and Mary the mother of Jesus," and waited for the promised Paraclete.
Finally, it was the Holy Spirit who brought love to its supreme pitch in the soul of Marywhile she was still a pilgrim on earth andmade her yearn for reunion with her glorified Son.
The Holy Spiritthereby disposed her for her crowning privilege:her Assumption bodyand soul into heaven.
"As the Mother of God, she is raised above…the whole of humankind" and "has no equal".