is revealed as perfect interior holiness. Isaiah 6:3
holy is the Lord of hosts!" they (the Seraphim)
cried one to the other.
The basis for the belief in the Immaculate
Conception of Mary
can be found in the Biblical revelation of holiness
opposite of that state, sinfulness.
sin or anything tainted with sin can stand in the face of the holiness of God.
"Enmity" is that mutual
hatred between Mary and sin, between Christ and
Genesis 3:15 I will put enmity between you (the serpent, Satan) and the woman (Mary), and between your
offspring (minions of Satan) and hers (Jesus); He will
strike at your head, while you strike at his heel.