She devoted herself totally to God, by the grace of almighty God, for our redemption.
And you and I, we’re called to do the same. She — the woman who bore our Savior in her womb and watched His walk and Him die — will walk with us.
Embracing God’s salvific will with a full heart and impeded by no sin, she devoted herself totally as a handmaid of the Lord to the person and work of her Son, under him and with him, by the grace of almighty God, serving the mystery of redemption. Rightly therefore the holy Fathers see her as used by God not merely in a passive way, but as freely cooperating in the work of human salvation through faith and obedience. For, as St. Irenaeus says, she “being obedient, became the cause of salvation for herself and for the whole human race.”
We celebrate Mary by living lives following her lead; she walks us to her Son, into a deeper communion with the Holy Trinity.