Mary of the Visitation represents for me the person who doesn’t stop to consider, “What will it cost me to do such-and-such?” but rather the person who stops to consider, “What will it cost others if I don’t do such-and-such?”
Beyond doubt, Mary is the Mother of Christ. Christ and his Church are one – he is the Head and we are the Body. Therefore, if Mary is Christ’s Mother, she is also Mother of the Church. The Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church is Catholicism’s own Mother’s Day.