Just as carefully as she guided Jesus through his early life, the Blessed Mother watches over all her children. St. Francis of Assisi was devoted to Mary and we who follow in his footsteps continue to call on her intercession as we minister to God's people. In this video, Fr. David Lenz OFM Conv. talks about the Friars' relationship with Mary, and encourages others to recognize the great gift that Jesus gave us when He spoke to St. John from the Cross: "Behold your mother..."
Let us pray for all our mothers. For those who are living that God will give them grace and strength. And for those who have gone before us, that God will welcome them into His eternal, loving embrace.