Excerpt from Prepare the Way of the Lord Album by our Mother Foundress

“I also saw the Holy City, a new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” (Rv 21:2)

When we look at Mary, we really see what the Church is called to be. We see what we are called to be. She is the model, the prototype of Church. The Vatican Council tells us that Mary is not just to be admired; She is to be followed and imitated. Every time the Holy Spirit finds a Mary heart, He enters there in a very special way; He rests there. This brings forth Jesus. This is Wisdom.

“I want My house to be a house of prayer for all people” (Is 57:6) – for all nations. Wisdom is building her house of prayer beginning with us (Prov 14:1). Individually we become a house of prayer, a temple of God. Collectively we become a Church of prayer. In Revelations 21: 1-5, we read, “Now the dwelling of God is with men and He will live with them and be their God. See? I am making everything new!” He is making us new. We are the Church; stone by stone, we are living stones. God is rebuilding His Church. And He is beginning with us. We are the New Jerusalem. We are His new creation.

In Revelations we also read, “The foundations of the city walls were decorated with precious stones, living stones, foundation stones” (Rev 21:17-21). It is good to remember that we are foundation stones and the foundation of that building is hidden. We are the hidden foundation stones, precious stones, Scripture tells us. “I have called you by name. You are precious in My sight” (Is 43:1-4). We are precious stones. We are precious in His sight.

Wisdom builds her house on the four pillars upon which all authentic contemplation, all authentic prayer must rest – silence, solitude, prayer and penance. Because of Baptism we can contemplate the Trinity within. This is how we become, within ourselves, a house of prayer – in the silence, enjoying that inner mystery, that inner, divine Triune Love within.

“Arise, My beloved, My beautiful one, and come” (Sg 2:10)