"Dear children, I am the mother of all of you and, therefore, do not be afraid because I hear your prayers. ..." (July 2, 2018)
I don't think we understand how incredible it is that Our Lady is our mother. It sounds nice. But we do not truly understand what a great honor and blessing it is that Mary is our mother. St. Louis de Montfort was so filled with wonder at this gift of God, that he wrote and wrote about it. He can sound a bit fanatical at first, but his insights into the wonders of Our Mother Mary are prophetic for our day. Mary in Medjugorje has come to reveal this very Motherhood to us, now at the time it is most needed.
St. Louis speaks about what we are like when we accept Mary as our mother. Here is one excerpt from "True Devotion to Mary" in which St. Louis describes what a believer is like when he takes Mary as his mother:
St. Louis is not talking hypothetically. This was his experience of Our Lady. He lived this kind of seclusion with Our Lady, and his writings came from this seclusion. Children live with their mothers. They learn everything from them. And they depend on their mothers for everything. Living at home with Mary, we will be taken care of interiorly as her special child. She will look after us and teach us, and especially she will hear our prayers. She will not leave us ever. And all our worries and needs will be seen to.
That is why she tells us not to be afraid. She is at home with us, in our hearts. She is not far away. And she is listening to us, as a mother always listens to her child. If we stay at home, within, with Mary, in prayer, we will grow in every way to be like her. She will teach us all we need to know so that we can be strong brothers and sisters to Jesus. And we will have peace, because she is with us.
Thank you, dearest Mother, for being our mother and hearing our prayers. Thank you for being at home in us, as our mother.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world."
Saint John Paul II