Follow the Footsteps of the Saints to Mary


There are many beautiful quotes from holy men and women in the Church about Mary. Have you ever stopped to wonder why they said these things about the Blessed Mother? What were they going through in their own lives? What brought them to these insights and wisdom? Let’s follow in the footsteps of these great saints…directly to Mary.


When you feel like there is a problem too big for you…

“There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.”

Venerable Sister Lucia dos Santos of Fatima

When you feel like you are lost and don’t know what to do…

“Abandon yourself in the hands of Mary. She will take care of you. Prayer shakes the Heart of God; it obtains necessary graces!”

St Padre Pio

When you are just too busy to pray…

“If there is no other time, say the Rosary in the street without letting anybody notice you. It will help you to have presence of God.”

St Josemaria Escriva

When you are facing family troubles…

“If you recite the Family Rosary, all united, you shall taste peace.”

St Pope John XXIII

When you are struggling with temptations…

“Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day be led astray by the devil.”

St Louis de Montfort

When you face a difficulty in a relationship with someone at home or work…

“Pray especially to Our Blessed Mother Mary, placing all your intentions into her hands. For she loves you as she loves her son. She will guide you in all your relationships so that peace may fill your life.”

St Mother Teresa of Calcutta

When you need guidance on what to do in your life…

The Rosary is my favorite prayer…For against the background of the words of the ‘Hail Mary,’ the principal episodes of the life of Jesus Christ pass before the eyes of the soul. During these decades of the Rosary our heart is filled with all the events that makeup the life of the individual, the family, the nation, the Church, and of humanity; with our personal actions and the actions of our neighbors and, especially, of those who are closest to us, who are most in our hearts.

St John Paul II

The saints remind us that turning to Mary, the Mother of our Lord Jesus, is a sure way to grow in trust, faith and hope. Saint Pope John Paul II manifested his deep love for Mary in significant ways. His papal motto, Totus tuus, translates “totally yours” in imitation of St Louis de Montforts prayer that he would “belong totally” to the Blessed Virgin.


Compiled by the CCL Family Foundations Editorial Staff. Find more stories about the saints in Saints Day by Day by Marci Alborghetti from the EWTN store.