Our Blessed Mother a Place of Refuge

Our Blessed Mother is always pointing to her Son. She wants none of the glory for herself. Instead she means to take our hands and bring us on the straightest path to her Son. Her last recorded words in Scripture were at the wedding feast of Cana when she said, “Do whatever He tells you.” (Jn 2:5 NAB)

Our Lord means to help us by giving us His own Mother who nurtured and held Him as a child and then held Him after his final sacrifice for us on the cross. Our Lady always has her arms outstretched to her children…calling them to herself and through her intercession to the loving heart of her Son, Jesus.

“Before, by yourself, you couldn’t. Now, you’ve turned to Our Lady, and with her, how easy!”(St. Josemaria Escriva)

Our Lord has chosen His Mother as a “mystical channel, His aqueduct, through which He causes His mercies to flow gently and abundantly.” (Saint Louis Marie de Montfort in the Treatise on True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin)

The Catechism of the Catholic Church also recognizes “the Blessed Virgin as Mother of God to whose protection the faithful fly in all their dangers and needs” and acknowledges “devotion to the Blessed Virgin is intrinsic to Christian worship.”(Catechism 971)

If one worries about affording Mary too much honor Saint Louis Marie de Montfort states: “We never give more honor to Jesus than when we honor His Mother, and we honor her simply and solely to honor Him all the more perfectly. We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek – Jesus, her Son.” Saint Maximilian Kolbe echoes this sentiment, “Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.”

Hand drawing was done by Alina Kaufman in 2016. Alina is a child who has been a member of the Children’s Rosary for five years.