The following is a reflection written by Servant of God, Catherine Doherty:
Virgin of Virgins, cool as the snow on the heights, untouched and unscaled… warm, glowing like fire, whose heat can consume without consuming, a fire that draws with its glow and its warmth all who behold it.
Virgin of virgins, simple and humble, unnoticed by others. In her are reflected old faces and young, and all between. She is all virgins, and yet there is none to compare with this simple and humble maiden of Israel.
Virgin of Virgins, woman of earth, resting in peace in the awesome and terrible hands of the Lord. At home in all the houses of earth; at home in the essence of the triune and infinite God.
Virgin of Virgins, slender, small… so fragile and young to the onlooker’s eyes… riding her donkey defenseless through plains, hastening to the help of her cousin in pain.
Virgin of Virgins, all dressed in shimmering gold, spanning the height between heaven and earth; majestic, incredible, more powerful than all the power of humanity and nature combined; bidding the stars and sun as a child bids her pets. Behold, angels lie prostrate at her tiny feet.
Virgin of Virgins, friend of the poor, confidante of sinners. Lady demure, whose smile is benediction, whose touch is light. Virgin of Virgins, you are the gate of Christ.
Doherty, C. (1992). Through the Year with Catherine Doherty: Grace in Every Season. M. Bazzett (Ed.). Combermere, Ontario: Madonna House Publications.