“Be of good heart.” I love that because it is true. We should be of good heart no matter what happens because we know—or we should know—that we are Mary’s very own children and that she loves us beyond what words can adequately describe. We have, not only the right, but the obligation to call out to her when we are in trouble. Like all good mothers, her ears are tuned to the voices of her children. She knows each one individually and is constantly listening.
— from the book Forgiving Mother: A Marian Novena of Healing and Peace by Marge Steinhage Fenelon