Repeat Mary’s name often with love and devotion – not just today, but everyday and especially during moments of temptation and spiritual distress. Her holy name – Mary – will chase the demons away and draw her near to you.
She’s my go-to saint when I have any kind of long-suffering woes, especially if they’re related to my family. I can relate to her, and I know she can relate to me because she has been through so much herself. The same will be true for you.
The laity must take the upper hand, but we can’t do that until the clergy put themselves into our hands. Only when they release their grip can we begin to get ours. Those who have nothing to hide will welcome our efforts and we’ll come to love them as the fatherly heroes that they are.