“We contemplate the humble girl of Nazareth who, by an extraordinary and ineffable privilege, was preserved from the contagion of original sin and from every fault, so that she could be a worthy dwelling-place for the Incarnate Word. In Mary, the New Eve, Mother of the New Adam, the Father’s original, the wondrous plan of love was re-established in an even more wondrous way. Therefore the Church gratefully acclaims: Through you, immaculate Virgin, the life we had lost was returned to us. You received a child from heaven, and brought forth to the world a Savior” (Liturgy of the Hours, Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday, Benedictus Antiphon).
―Pope St. John Paul II