Mary in Our Life
By the gift of faith,
the Virgin Mary totally opened herself
to the mission the Father
gave her in his plan of salvation.
Jesus was formed in her by the Holy Spirit.
He willed her to be the promised Woman,
sharing in all his mysteries.
When his hour had come,
he proclaimed her our Mother.
Like the beloved disciple,
we accept Mary
as a precious gift of God.
Moved by Jesus' love for his Mother,
we dedicate ourselves to her
so that the Holy Spirit,
in whose action she cooperates
with a mother's love,
may form us more fully to the image of her Son.
By our alliance with Mary,
we seek to assist her
in her mission of forming
in faith a multitude of brothers
for her first-born Son.
In Mary is summed up the longing
and searching of the whole human race for God:
she is the first among those
who believe in Jesus Christ
and the first to be saved from evil and death.
She shows us the way of true Christian life.
Following her example of faith,
poverty of spirit, and attentiveness to the Lord,
we hope to reflect to those around us
Mary's warmth of welcome to God and to others.
Like her, we wholly commit ourselves
to the mystery of our vocation.