Mary Lights the Way

Part 2: Her Virtues Flow from Divine Grace

The following is part 2 of the series Mary Lights the Way:

In the 20th century, St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, the great Apostle of Divine Mercy, found in Mary's example of holiness a light upon her pathway as she struggled to become a faithful servant of the Lord. She wrote in her Diary, entry 843: "The more I imitate the Mother of God, the more deeply I get to know God." Saint Faustina also wrote a poem about this, recorded in entry 1232:




Part 1: Mary, the Morning Star

The world in which most Catholics today live, work, and raise their children can best be described as a realm of enveloping "darkness." Not since the days of the decline of the Roman Empire has the light of the Son of God been so covered over by the thick, dark clouds of atheism and materialism, immorality, and despair. Sometimes we wonder: How can we carry on and live as God's children in the midst of such spiritual emptiness, moral decline, and cultural gloom all around us?


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