St. Bernard said:
If you follow her guidance, you will not go astray. If you pray to her, you will not give up hope. If you think of her, you will not go wrong. If she upholds you, you will not stumble. If she protects you, you will not be afraid. If she leads you, you will reach the goal.
Today, on the feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, take a few moments to say a special prayer to your heavenly Mother. Ask her to obtain for you the graces you need to persevere through your trials. Ask her especially to lead you through the darkness to her Son, Jesus Christ and let her gentle guidance console you.
“Woman, this is your son.” Then to the disciple He said, “This is your mother” (John 19:26).