Mary at the Heart of our Lives

At the heart of this black night of COVID 19 which covers the entire planet and gives rise to a fear of an uncertain tomorrow, Mary is there with us by our side. She is there present to us, Mary the Mother of Hope.

She is there, the Morning Star, to reassure us that even though the night be long, day shall come and is almost here. She is there to lead us towards a bright new day, full of the promise of restoration and vitality.

Like a mother soothing the child in her arms, Mary, our mother, holds us to her heart to calm and comfort us. (Psalm 130) And so, let us look to her in this month of May and ask her, “Virgin of Light, walk alongside us; be our hope and our strength, day after day.”

Father Jean-Baptiste Vérité