She is the Mother of the Christ who is to be formed in you and me. And when we need Our Mother to help us to do the great work that is our challenge in life. And She’s our model in Faith. Saint Augustine reminds us that Our Lady was the first disciple, and that She brought Chris alive by Faith in Her soul long before She brought Him alive in Her Body.

When Our Lady said to the Angel, “ Be it done unto me according to Thy Word, “She set out on the greatest adventure possible for a human being. She gave God a blank check on Her life. No more questions would be asked. She believed that He was Her Father; that He loved Her, that She was His child, and that She would accept whatever He arranged.

From the book: Reflections With Father Leo Clifford O.F.M.

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