November 23, 2015
The first letter is from Ohio.
I was in the process of memorizing the Memorare so I could incorporate it into the closing prayer of the rosary. I would spend time every day saying it over and over again while visualizing Mary in my mind. One day I began having head, neck and shoulder pain from a pinched nerve. My thoughts automatically went to the recitation of the Memorare. As I began reciting it, I suddenly had a vision of Mary. She was holding my head between her hands with the utmost tenderness and love. There was a white light glowing all around her hands. I was so close to her that I could feel the intensity and grace of her aura. I will never forget how beautifully serene her presence was, and how the peacefulness and love just flowed through her hands into my body. When she disappeared, all the pain and tension had left my body. This experience will stay with me always and now when I recite the Memorare at the end of my rosary, it has such a special significance and beauty. Reaching out to Mary can be a real experience for anyone, but each of us must do the asking with sincerity and desire. And she really is there—an awesome and all-loving presence just waiting for us to make ourselves known to her.
The second letter is from Michigan.
Thank you to our Lady for taking care of my sister in her need. This is a difficult time for both of us. To know that we are loved and cared for by our Blessed Mother, sustains us with courage and peace.