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Our Lady

Blessed Mother you are the great highway to heaven, stretching out across the hills and valleys to make the way straight and smooth on our journey home to your son – A Year With Mary pg 10

It is said, “of Mary there is never enough.” As I’ve began my quest to deepen my relationship with her, I’ve found this to be so true. I never quite understood why Catholic’s honor her. I never knew how to answer the attack of people who said “you worship Mary?” With the small knowledge I now possess I feel infinitely confident in answering that attack. I feel confident in honoring Mary. I feel like she has been the missing piece to my faith all along. The Mother I never knew I needed.

She is mysteriously beautiful in all her ways. Her motherly tenderness captivates my attention. It draws me in yearning for her embrace. I can’t help but ask for her intercession. I can’t help but strive to be like her. I wasn’t so sure when I started this journey about a year ago. When I picked up “33 Days to Morning Glory” and committed to consecrating myself to Jesus through her. I wasn’t sure where it would lead, or if I would see any changes in my life. I wasn’t sure if I could trust her let alone count on her.

All my doubts have subsided. She has worked for so many beautiful things in my life and I can’t deny that she is the perfect mediator to Jesus. Everything she does is for the good of Him. Her will is perfectly aligned with His. Jesus denies his mother nothing. She is responsible for bringing many souls to Christ. I’ve seen her work woven through my prayers, and I can’t contain my love for her!

As I dig deeper I find that there are endless things to learn about our Mother. With each new fact comes a wave of deep joy in my heart. The incredible story of Jesus and His Mother. A 15-year-old girl who obediently said yes to God’s will. A virtuous woman who was deeply connected to God at all times. She played such a huge role in our salvation and she continues to do so through our prayers. She is willing and able to show us how to change our hearts and how to find her Son. She is waiting for us to ask for her help.

On this Mothers Day I feel especially close to her. The title ‘Mother’ draws us together in a way I’ve never been able to relate. I look to her for perfect guidance as I strive to be a mother to my baby. I look to her for perfect guidance as I strive to be a loving wife to my husband. I know with great confidence she will not lead me astray, she will not leave me to my own devices. In her tender mercy she takes me under her wing and shows me a straight and narrow path to her beloved Son.

Through her, I see Jesus more clearly. His beaming love radiating through her open arms. Her loving embrace as she gently calls me home to Him.

Read about Our Lady of Fatima Here

Prayer: Remember, O most Gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of Virgins, My Mother. To you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me. Amen

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