Message from Archbishop Wenski

The month of May not only brings us the occasion to honor our mothers, but also our Mother Mary – the mother of Jesus – who at the foot of the cross and on Jesus’ word – became the mother of all believers.

I invite you to join me in seeking the intercession of the Blessed Mother by praying the Hail Mary: Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee.  Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

The coronavirus continues to upend our lives even as we wait- everyday more impatiently- for the new normal that would signal that we are on the other side of this twin health and economic crisis.

But COVID-19 has reminded us of the precariousness of the human condition. We are not in charge of our lives as we sometimes pretend. We do not know as much as we thought we did. Perhaps, when we emerge on the other side of this crisis, we will be a humbler people. Humility, perhaps, can make our hearts a more fertile soil in which the Gospel can take deeper root.

With her ‘yes’, given at the Annunciation, Mary’s heart proved to be such a fertile soil.  Mary, in receiving the Divine Word which took flesh in her womb, gave us a future of hope.  For a world without God would be a world without hope, a world without a future.