Hello there Rosary lovers! In this post, I will share with you why I LOVE our blessed Mother Mary.
Mary is MY Mother
I have a heavenly Mother!! I always knew I had a heavenly Father, but a Mother also?? That’s amazing!
I’m so grateful to God that I have a Mother in heaven who loves me more than I could ever imagine and who prays for me and helps me all the time. I love relating to the Divine through my heavenly Mother.
I have always had a close bond with women. I grew up in a home where I was outnumbered by women: my mother and sister. Even our pet dogs were always women. When I went to University, I lived with women. My best friends in school were all women.
For some reason, God has made me in such a way that I tend to relate better with women than men. So when I found out that I have a heavenly Mother, who is MY Mother, this opened up a whole new avenue of how I could relate with God. It was a wonderful new level in my relationship with God.
Interestingly, God also every now and then refers to himself as a sort of heavenly Mother, such as in the prophet Isaiah. In Proverbs, Wisdom calls herself a Woman. So there is a strong scriptural basis for pursuing the Divine under the form of the ultimate Woman, Mary full of grace.
When Jesus was dying on the cross, he gave Mary to John to be his Mother. He gave John to Mary to be her son. In this act, Jesus gave ALL of us to Mary to be her sons and daughters. She is the Mother of us all.
And just as God loves each one of us as if there was only one of us to love in all the world, so Mary loves each of us individually as if there was only one of us in all the world to love.
To be honest, you cannot understand the glory of this beautiful truth unless you begin to act on it and experience it. Go to Mary, experience her, call her your Mother, ask her to wrap you in her motherly arms, and you’ll see what I mean.
Mary is my Go-to
I have been deeply influenced by St Louis de Montfort’s method of walking with Christ. St Louis de Montfort recommended his secret to us, which was that in all things, in all we do, we ought always to do and think and pray everything with Mary, through Mary and in Mary. Everything is through Mary.
St Louis de Montfort’s theology was that God came to us through Mary, so we HAVE to go back to God through Mary. Jesus came to us through Mary, so if we wish to get to Jesus quickly and effectively, we should go to him through Mary.
St Louis said that this is the quickest and easiest way to become a saint and to reach Jesus.
When I first read that, I believed it. I don’t know why, but I did. And ever since, this is how I have lived my Christian life. Every trial, every trouble, in everything, I am constantly going to Mary.
I mostly do this through praying the most holy Rosary daily. I pray 4 rosaries a day, so much of my day is spent devoted to Mary, and seeking Christ through her.
I love Mary, and she has never, ever failed me.
Mary has answered my prayers
I recall that there was a very serious obstacle to my Catholic faith back in 2020. It seemed to me to be insurmountable. Still, I called upon Mary and pleaded with her to help me and make a way.
I have done this many times with many different issues and the result has always been the same: Mary deals with the issue. It may take time, but it gets dealt with, even if it is something that from a human perspective is very challenging.
I have to be honest and testify that I truly have never had SO MANY of my prayers answered as I have since turning to Mary constantly. It is almost as though for years my prayers were hit and miss. Some were answered, but mostly I was waiting forever, and some were never answered.
This hasn’t been my experience with Mary. It is as if she has lit up my faith and lit up my prayers to God, so that they almost always succeed. It is hard for me to give examples because it has become proverbial in my life. I expect God to answer my prayers because Mary has never failed me.
Try it!! Go to Mary, ask her sincerely for something you really want or need, and see what she does.
We have a powerful prayer in the Catholic faith that perfectly exemplifies this reality:
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
It is NOT the case that Mary answers our prayers INSTEAD of God. It is NOT the case that before when we prayed to God we didn’t get too far, but now with Mary we do. This is NOT the case AT ALL.
What I mean is that: because we go to God through Mary, we find that our prayers are so much more pleasing to him. Because we appeal to Mary, she presents our prayers perfectly to her Son, and it becomes much more difficult for him to not answer us.
Prayer is always ultimately to God, of course it is. But when we pray to God through Mary, we have suddenly found a tremendous, tremendous secret for winning the heart of God on our side.
And it’s this that brings us many more answers than we ever knew before.
Mary is REAL
You have to experience it to believe it. You have to get to know her to know how very real she is.
Goodness, Mary has appeared to people. Look at what happened at Fatima, Portugal, in 1917! Look at the great Miracle of the Sun, that proved it was Mary appearing all along to the three shepherd children.
Look at how the children predicted the rise of specifically Russian Communism, the ending of the first World War soon, the shooting of the Pope (St John Paul II), and other prophesies. How did they know these things? All they did was reveal what Mary had told them.
Look at the life of St Padre Pio, and how often Mary appeared to him.
Look at what happened at Lourdes, France, in the 19th century.
Look at what has been going on at Medjugorje.
There is even a recent testimony of Mary appearing to a Professor, thus converting him!
One of the things I absolutely love about being Catholic is NONE of this miraculous stuff is in the past and gone. No! As Catholics, we have miracles all around us! God keeps revealing himself, everyday, to us.
This is what Christianity is supposed to be, right? Christianity is a supernatural religion and a supernatural faith. We don’t believe in a man who was crucified 2000 years ago and stayed dead, but in a crucified man who happens to be God, who rose from the dead 3 days later!
If the resurrection of Jesus Christ is true, and if we believe in it, we ought to expect plenty of miracles in the last 2000 years of Church history. We not only find this in Catholic history, but we find it TODAY. Jesus and Mary are still very active today, revealing themselves to people so that we might believe.
Mary is Absolutely Beautiful
One of my favourite things to do is to type ‘Mary’ into the internet and gaze upon the stunning representations of her that come up in the images.
I have sat for ages glancing at her beauty, as one picture after another takes my heart and fills me with the love of God.
I love this Woman so much. Mary is the most beautiful thing God has ever created. She’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.
I pray you also would know her beauty if you don’t already. She is the Mother of the Saviour of the world, and nothing compares to her or her divine Son.
God bless you!