By asking the beloved disciple to treat Mary as his mother (Jn. 19:26-27), Jesus founded Marian devotion.

St. John Paul II

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The axis of mercy supporting the world turns on these hinges or poles, that through the Mother we have access to the Son and through the Son to the Father, so that being thus led we should have no fear that our reconciliation would be rejected.

St. Albert the Great

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Tomorrow, on the 100th anniversary of Mary’s first appearance at Fatima, Pope Francis will canonize Jacinta and Francisco Marto, two of the three shepherd children who witnessed the Marian apparitions.

Source: This is the miracle that led to the Fatima children’s canonization :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

This is the miracle that led to the Fatima children’s canonization :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)