Before the TOR retreat praying the rosary was difficult. While praying the rosary there was never a strong emotionally connection involved and it was normally made me tired. After the retreat my heart has been on fire for developing a relationship with our lady. Its has become a beautiful prayer of love and intimacy with our lady. We must thank Jesus everday for giving us his mother to help us grow deeper in our femininity, and our vulnerability.
Being closer to Mary has been helping me in my vocation. Many years ago I went to visit the Salesians. I had never payed attention to what their initials meant. Their initials are F.M.A. In Italian FMA means Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice means, Daughters of Mary Help of Christians.
My heart melts when I hear this title. I feel in her arms and her daugher. She is helping me along with her son to show me what is good for me and what I need to hear to grow in my love for them, others and myself!!