Pray this reflection
Written by Shannon K. Evans
Should we doubt her activity in our lives, Our Lady’s apparition at Fatima assures us that no one is missed by her loving gaze: she visited the young, the poor, the uneducated, the working. The littlest ones.Three mere children whose reports of her would be patronized with pats on the head by pitying adults — until they could be no longer. Until the storm clouds broke and the brilliance of the sun danced unbound in the sky as if to say, “behold your Mother, she who visits the poor and births the life of hope in loveless places!”
When we feel small and vulnerable, she mothers us. When we feel poor and in need, she mothers us. When we feel unequipped and insufficient, she mothers us still.
At Fatima, the Blessed Mother once again ripped the veil of time and space, heaven and earth, to break into our lives and remind us—all, her children—that she is ever near.
Where has Mary appeared in your own life?
In what part of your current situation do you need mothering?
Where can you ask Our Lady of Fatima to be with you in your suffering?
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