our lady, the lord's virgin and mother
we turn in all our needs to christ's blessed mother, because we
know that our lord, as her loving and obedient son, can refuse her
nothing. hence, we turn with confidence to our blessed lady as
'comforter of the afflicted', 'the help of christians', health of the sick',
and 'virgin most powerful'.
our virgin mother stands by us as she stood faithfully at the foot of
the cross, as she remained praying with his apostles and disciples.
so, too, when we turn her our necessities. amen