Our Lady is especially honoured in this month of May; the season of “blossoms the fairest”. She is such a powerful and beautiful model for us all to emulate: possessing all the necessary virtues to place Jesus at the centre. She carries him in her womb – and he’s actually (physically) at the centre of her life; she cradles him in her arms as he is taken down from the cross … She cannot take her eyes off him. She invites us to live the virtues that she models: fidelity, purity, constancy, humility … She knows that she is a child of God and brings to birth the Son of God. May she pray for us. Holy Mary, our Hope, Seat of Wisdom, pray for us!