Let us ask Mother Mary to show us her love and tenderness.
We know that Jesus gave Mary to John at the foot of the cross so that he could care for her. But he also gave John (and all of us) to Mary so that she can care for us. Mary shows us the same tenderness she showed Jesus as she wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in the manger. She encourages us and prays with us as she did with the disciples awaiting the coming of the Holy Spirit.
The Pope explained that tenderness is a hallmark of Mary and of all motherhood, including the motherhood of the Church. Father Patrick Peyton had a great devotion to Mother Mary. He linked the family unity to her maternal gift.