Ever wonder what Mary’s favorite title is? While I think being identified as a disciple of her Son is at the top of the list, I suspect the other title that rises to the top is “Mom.” When I think of my own mother, and other women who are mothers, it seems that the best mothers treasure the moment. Mary reflected and treasured these things in her heart. And I suspect she treasured nothing more than those divine experiences that allowed the Holy Spirit to act always through her in her life.
Why is it that Mary needed to be sinless? Because this made her the fitting mother for the Son of God. And just as she fully cooperated with the grace God gave her, so too can we cooperate with the grace God gives us.
Each morning at Christian Brothers College High School, we begin with a prayer. This is the first of prayers I created about my good friends, the saints. Today we feature the Blessed Mother.