At this time in my life, I have a deep appreciation of the power of ritual to inspire and to nourish our spiritual journey. Mary, mother of Jesus, is a sister, friend, and companion, who accompanies us through the challenges of daily life. I believe that Mary is a radiant image of the sacred feminine, who is rising up today in women and men to liberate and heal our world through compassionate service and prophetic witness for justice, equality and inclusiveness.
I deeply believe that the Divine Mother prays within us, and helps us to grow more deeply aware of our spiritual power to do more than we ever imagined to be the face of God in our world.
So, I say "yes" to Catholic rituals that draw us more deeply into divine mystery to encounter the God beyond all names and images, and who also has a feminine face. Through the centuries, Mary has been a reflection of the Divine Feminine in a patriarchal religion. Let us continue to celebrate her presence in a beautiful diversity of rituals and prayers, not only in May, but everyday. She is right beside us, loving and helping us now and always.
Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP