"To draw near to her, to become like her,
to allow her to rule over your heart and soul forever,
so that she might live and work through men,
so that she might love God with our hearts.
To belong to her unreservedly - that is our ideal !
To shine forth into our surroundings,
to win souls for her,
so that our neighbour's will open their hearts to her,
so that she might rule all hearts
beating everywhere in the world,
without distinction of race, nationality, or language,
and that she might be in all hearts
that would ever exist, until the end of the world -
that is our ideal !
And that her life might extend and grow
in every soul that exists now or shall be,
that is our precious ideal !"
- St. Maximilian Kolbe.