The Blessed Virgin Mary:
My dear child, I love you despite all your shortcomings, because we are in this together: you are my child given to me for the purpose of your spiritual upbringing and I am your Heavenly Mother faithful and true to my God and to all my children.
Just as a mother battles at home with all her children, trying to make them upright, so in my heavenly way I battle against the evil forces that menace my children. I give you counsel to overcome your pride with humility, to overcome the world with prayer and contemplation, to overcome your passions with mortification of the senses and to overcome the devil by dwelling in my Presence, and in the Presence of God.
I work very hard as a caring mother and I ask you always to respond to my motherly Love.
I love you my child.