While still a young woman her life took an extraordinary turn. She gave birth to her first-born son Jesus who has profoundly impacted human history even to our day.
She was the most devoted follower of her divine Son remaining at His side during His crucifixion when He gave her to Christians as spiritual mother (John 19:27). While Catholics worship her divine Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, they render her special honour.
Her brightness is like that of the moon which only reflects the light of the sun. Bishop Fulton Sheen (1895-1979) says, "The moon does not take away from the brilliance of the sun: on the contrary, all its light is reflected from the sun. Our Lady reflects her Divine Son; without Him, she is nothing".
In this clip Sr Anthony Mary speaks concisely about the Virgin Mary: