Mary of the Month (Nov 2010)

Benjamin Mary of the Month

One of the Church’s favorite ways to depict Our Mother is with saints, because the saints demonstrate how Mary is a mother not only to Jesus, but to each of us. She spends her time and energy helping her children to respond to God and to become like Jesus, and the saints show most clearly the fruit of her prayers.

This image decorates a street in the town of Assisi, Italy. Mary is offering prayers to God while being venerated by St. Clare and St. Francis, two amazing saints who truly showed imitated Jesus Christ in their lives.