Holy Mary, Our Mother: A Podcast Mini-Series

What traits would God look for in a woman to mother his only son? And, how can we seek to imitate these characteristics in our daily life?

In this featured mini-series on the St. Josemaria Institute Podcast, we are pleased to share a collection of four meditations on embracing Mary as our spiritual mother, through whom we can identify with Our Lord and conquer the struggle to become holy.

St. Josemaria explains: “If we become identified with Mary and imitate her virtues, we will be able to bring Christ to life, through grace, in the souls of many who will in turn become identified with him through the action of the Holy Spirit. If we imitate Mary, we will share in some way in her spiritual motherhood” (Friends of God, no. 281).



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    • “If we become identified with Mary and imitate her virtues, we will be able to bring Christ to life, through grace, in the souls of many who will in turn become identified with him through the action of the Holy Spirit. If we imitate Mary, we will share in some way in her spiritual motherhood. And all this silently, like Our Lady; without being noticed, almost without words, through the true and genuine witness of our lives as Christians, and the generosity of ceaselessly repeating her fiat, which we renew as an intimate link between ourselves and God” (Friends of God, no. 281).
    • “What does a mother want most of all from her children, from those who are flesh of her flesh and blood of her blood? Her greatest desire is to have them close to her. When the children grow up and it is no longer possible to have them beside her, she waits impatiently for news from them, and everything that happens to them, from the slightest illness to the most important events, concerns her deeply” (Friends of God, no. 289).
    • “I would recommend that, if you haven’t already done so, you find out for yourself by personal experience the meaning of Mary’s maternal love. It is not enough just to know she is our Mother and to think and to talk about her as such. She loves you as if you were her only child in this world” (Friends of God, 293).
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