Mary creates a space for Us, where we can become children,  just as Jesus became a child. Mary desires for us to claim our childhood. Mary offers us a space where we can be reborn, just as Jesus was born. With her same heart that loved Jesus, she wants to love us. In her heart we will never wonder if we are truly loved. Mary offers her pure heart, so that we will always be able to seek peace there.

1 John 3:1-2

See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed.


Dear Lord….help us to become Mary’s children and yours, so that we have the complete confidence of being truly loved and cared for by you both. Make it possible for us to say “yes” to your invitations in our child-like innocence.


… and now we illuminate the “peace and hope” candles.