Mary Mother of God -- the incarnation of Christ."Blessed Art Thou among Women" by Walter Rane. "And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a virgin...;
"My Lord Jesus Christ, who, for the love You bear to mankind, do remain night and day in this Sacrament, full of pity and love, awaiting, calling, and receiving all who come to visit You; I believe that You are present in the Sacrament of the Altar; I adore You from the depths of my own nothingness; I thank You for the many graces You have given me, and especially for having given me Yourself in this Sacrament...," - St. Alphonsus Ligouri
We are at war for our souls, whether we want to admit it or not. *Being* Catholic-- becoming whom God meant you to be, and not just "doing Catholic things"-- is learning to fight with the best weapons available. Confession, Mass, Adoration, Rosary, Prayer, Fasting, Mary, Saints, Holy Souls-- these are the weapons that enable us to be the people God means us to be and calls us to be.
This picture of Our Lady was drawn by a mystic in Italy. Her hand was guided by Our Lady. There is a special blessing given each day to people who carry it and another each time one looks at it with love.