Authors: Concepción Cabrera de Amida (Conchita)
Archbishop Luis M. Martínez (Primate of Mexico City)
First Printed: 11-11-2011
The mystical incarnation may be compared to the indwelling of Jesus in Mary from the moment of His conception in her womb. The Lord had raised Mary to a level of holiness and closeness to Him never to be equaled by any other human being. The mystical incarnation which Conchita experienced on March 25, 1906 elevated her to a level of holiness and closeness to Jesus afforded to very few. This specific grace is rooted in the sacrament of baptism and constitutes for all Christians an invitation to live out their baptismal commitment at an ever deeper level. These meditations and Conchita’s reflections on them go into detail about this new spiritual dimension and the demands it makes on the individual so blessed. Conchita’s total submission to her unique grace sets an example for all who want to follow Christ more closely. Declared Venerable by His Holiness Pope John Paul II on December 20, 1999, she is a bright star in the firmament of the Church’s mystics.
About the Authors:
The Venerable Concepción Cabrera de Armida (Dec. 8, 1862 – Mar. 3, 1937), or Conchita as she was lovingly called, was a lay woman, wife, mother of a family of nine, widow, spiritual writer and mother of the Works of the Cross. She has come to be recognized by many as one of the greatest Mexican mystics.
Archbishop Luis Maria Martínez (1881-1956), Conchita’s spiritual director for the last twelve year of her life, held various responsible positions in the Church such as Rector of the Seminary in Morelia, Apostolic Administrator of Chilapa, Auxiliary Bishop of Morelia, member of the Mexican Academy of Languages and Archbishop Primate of Mexico City. His reputation for holiness of life gave impetus to the opening of the process for his beatification in 1985.
Book: 256 pages