“Help me to remember the young girl who stood to lose everything and still gave herself to you, offered herself as maid, servant, dwelling place. She stood in your shadow and let you be magnified in her. O Lord, how I want to be that kind of woman, perfect in obedience and full of the highest of hopes.”

-from Who Does He Say You Are?

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“There is, actually, only one person in all humanity of whom God has one picture and in whom there is a perfect conformity between what he wanted her to be and what she is, and that is his own mother. Most of us are a minus sign, in the sense that we do not fulfill the high hopes the heavenly Father has for us. But Mary is the equal sign. The ideal that God had of her, that she is, and in the flesh. The model and the copy are perfect; she is all that was forseen, planned, and dreamed. The melody of her life is played just as it was written.”

— Archbishop Fulton Sheen

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