October 2013 Highlights Print

Rogate: A Marian-Inspired Spirituality. October is a month which is again Marian in tone. Pope Emeritus Benedict VI’s thoughts on Mary may serve well to continue inspiring us. According to Benedict, Mary is a complete Christian in the sense that she has remained faithful to Jesus not only in the joyous moments of the incarnation, but also in the most trying moments at the foot of the cross. Faithfulness through thick and thin—this is also the spirit that moved St. Hannibal as he continued to serve the poor despite seemingly impossible circumstances. Also, it is a Marian-inspired spirituality which SHEC continues to live as it carries out its Kingdom mission.