The art of educating involves instilling a love for authority in a child. By her example and words, Dona Lucilia taught her children to venerate what was superior to them, especially souls consecrated to God.
Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira
In the prologue to the Argentine edition of his magnum opus, “Revolution and Counter-Revolution”, Dr. Plinio explains the profound link between devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the counter-revolutionary fight.
In narrating the reminiscences of his childhood, Dr. Plinio took delight in recreating the climate of innocence that pervaded Christmas festivities of that time. This was especially true in his home, where Dona Lucilia’s piety and affection made them particularly joyful.
In contemplating the Child Jesus, Our Lady’s affection for Him was full of admiration, considering Him firstly as God, and secondly in His human frailty.
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael each have their own titles of primacy, which complement one another and favour their action among men.