|Chapel of the Trinity, Adare Ireland|
"Joy results from freedom and homecoming... As theologian Edward Schillebeeckx wrote: " Being sad in Jesus' presence is an existential impossibility." Jesus is the new Moses who joyfully leads us out of our bondage in parochialism into the promised land of vast cosmic consciousness. Mary is the cause of our joy because she accompanies us on that spiritual journey with Jesus. ...she is full of grace, the free gift of spiritual energy and momentum that compliments us and shows us our divine potential in ourselves. The cause of joy is in us since wholeness and sanctity is in us, God within us."
David Richo, Mary of the Cosmos, p. 75)