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 MARY? 
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"The highest manifestation of the love of creation returning to God is the Immaculata, the being without stain of sin, all beautiful, all God's.
Not even for an instant did her will move away from the will of God.
She has belonged always and freely to God.
In her there takes place the miracle of God's union with creation.
To her, as to His bride, the Father entrusts the Son, the Son descends in her virginal womb, becoming a son to her, while in her the Holy Spirit prodigiously shapes the body of Jesus and comes to dwell in her soul. He permeates her ineffably that the definition of "Bride of the Holy Spirit" is but a distant semblance of the life of the Holy Spirit in her and through her."
(KW 1310)

Father Kolbe speaks of the Immaculata as the supreme model of welcoming Divine grace:

"The Immaculata: here is our ideal." (KW 1210)

Consecration to the Immaculata is therefore an indispensable premise for the apostolate. Of course, Kolbe knows that this consecration is to God through the Immaculata. So it does mean to commit oneself to God following the example of Mary, with the help of Mary, accompanied by Mary, and close to her maternal heart.
Since the Immaculata is the highest human model of the fulfilling of God's will in a human will, Mary becomes an ideal to imitate:

"To approach her, become like her, permit her to take possession of our heart and all our self, that she may live and act in and through us, that she may love God with our heart, that we may belong to her without any restriction: here is our ideal.

To irradiate in the environment, to conquer souls to her, so that the hearts of our neighbors are opened in front of her, so that she may extend her dominion in the hearts of all who live in any corner of the earth, regardless of Diversity of race, nationality, language, and also in the hearts of all those who will live at any historical moment, until the end of the world: here is our ideal." (KW 1210)