Mary Lights the Way

Part 10: Mary, Most Devout

The following is part 10 of a special series on the role Mary plays in the life of the Church.

Mary's fifth gospel virtue was devotion. The English word "devotion," of course, has several possible meanings, but to begin with, we shall use it to mean the virtue of taking full advantage of all the channels of grace that our Lord has given to us, especially prayer and the sacraments.

Clearly, the Blessed Virgin's whole life journey was sustained and surrounded by prayer.

Part 9: Mary's Journey of Faith

The following is part 9 of a special series on the role Mary plays in the life of the Church.

Mary's virtue of faith was refined in the fire of God's love at every step of her life. She faithfully journeyed with her Son through His "hidden years" in Nazareth in expectation of the advent of His public mission. Through the gathering storm of opposition to His ministry in Galilee, she remained with Him, though at a distance.

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