We do not find in the Gospel that Mary worked any miracles;
how grand of her to have refrained from them!
We do not find that She undertook
to communicate to others
the wisdom with which She was filled;
how grand is this silence,
and how admirable is Mary
even in the most hidden parts of her life!
Who had better opportunities of attracting attention,
and by miracles,
than She who was the repository
of all the treasures of the wisdom
and knowledge of God,
She who was the Mother of the Sovereign Wisdom,
of the Eternal Truth?
She thinks only of obeying,
of keeping silence,
of hiding herself.
How many amiable virtues,
how many touching examples,
are concealed from our view by this conduct!
is infinitely more instructive
than the most striking actions.
We had already before
our eyes many models for action
and for speech,
but we needed one to teach us to be silent,
and never to act without necessity.
(L S 1905)