I am the flower of the field and the lily of the valleys.
Mary is singular in her holiness in that she was holy not only at her death, not only during her whole life, not only before her birth, but at the very moment that her soul was united to her body, that is to say, there was never an instant in her existence when she was not holy and immaculate.
The Virgin Mother According to Theology
St. Anselm's Society, London - 1889 (from the only known copy)
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