Who could be a better "Star of Hope" for us than Mary? With her "yes," with the generous offering of freedom received from the Creator, she enabled the hope of the millennia to become reality, to enter this world and its history. Through her God took flesh, became one of us and pitched his tent among us. ~Pope Benedict, 12/8/07
Ave Maria! O bright Morning Star, lead us to your Beloved Son Jesus, our sure Hope and everlasting Light! Amen.