Friday, April 18, 2008

Mother in the Night: Article at American Chronicle

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Today at American Chronicle I have a story about the Blessed Mother, how she comforted me during the early months of foster parenting ... and how I believe she watched over my sister when her husband was abusing her.

The Blessed Mother is a powerful advocate for women who are alone and afraid, no matter what the source of darkness. As the mother of Jesus, she stood beside Him as He faced and ultimately vanquished the powers of hell. And yet, it cost her dearly -- and so she understands a mother's pain.

Mother Mary, watch over your daughters,
both those of us who struggle in the night,
and those of us with tender hearts to walk with them.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us
Now and at the hour of our death. Amen!