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Read and learn about our Lady of Fatima and our Lady of Lourdes.
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Don't be too hard on yourself and don't force the issue.

No need to force it. You may not feel it emotionally but truth is Mary and of course God loves you. It is truth no matter how you may feel at the moment. Truth is truth and does not depend on feelings.

So, relax and give all your doubts to God.
I think that's good advice. Emotions are part of who we are. And it's difficult when we don't feel any consolation. But as St. Maximilian Kolbe said about devotion to Mary, we should never worry if we do not feel this love. What matters is our loving will.
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Interestingly, I find the more I pray the Rosary, the closer I feel to Mary. I don't think it is a coincidence.

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Closer in what way? How do you mean closer?
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I love my mama.
So I can readily identify with Mary. She's our mother. I also AM a mother.
I get it.
She loves. I've always loved her because my mother revered her so, and I grew up in a Marian dedicated parish. She seems so much more approachable than the stern looking portrayals of God the Father, for example.
Also, the Gospels portray Christ as our brother. It all makes perfect sense to me.
How is she our mother? How do you mean?
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Lea 101,

Our Lord Jesus Christ gave His Blessed Mother to us at the foot of the cross. She was graced from the first moment of her conception in her mother's womb that is why she is called the Immaculate Conception.

She pondered what was happening in her life and grew in faith, hope, and love by accepting all the circumstances she was brought through in her life.

When I see a painting or icon of our Blessed Mother holding the Infant Jesus, I picture that the Infant is me and she loves me very much. I also meditate on the Infant being a person that I am praying for.

There are wonderful books about our Lady that inspire us to know her better. Through her intercession many graces come to us. One may not "feel" those graces or notice them until some time passes....but they do come.
How did Christ "give" us his mother? In what way do you mean?
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She is the most humble creature ever created. I love and venerate my mother and my Queen!
Why do you think she is the most humble creature in creation?
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How did Christ "give" us his mother? In what way do you mean?

At the foot of the cross our Lord Jesus Christ gave us His mother when He said to John "....behold thy mother..." and he said to Mary, "...behold thy son."
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At the foot of the cross our Lord Jesus Christ gave us His mother when He said to John "....behold thy mother..." and he said to Mary, "...behold thy son."
Yes, and even before that, Mary warmly consented to bear us in her womb from the moment of the Incarnation.
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