We all need Mary’s help and comfort to face the trials and challenges of daily life; we need to feel that she is our mother and sister in the concrete situations of our lives. And so, that we too may one day be able to share in her same destiny, let us imitate her now in her meek following of Christ and her generous service to the brethren. This is the only way to have a foretaste, already on our earthy pilgrimage, of the joy and peace which those who reach the immortal destination of Paradise life to the full.
Pope Benedict XVI
August 15, 2007