Cagliari, Italy, Sep 22, 2013 / 12:15 pm
During his Sunday homily in Sardinia, the Pope explained how we should seek Christ through the intercession of our Blessed Mother, whose life was an example of faithful prayer and trust in God.
“Let us not grow tired of knocking at God’s door,” he told crowds Sept. 22 in Cagliari, Sardinia. “Let us go to the heart of God through Mary, our whole life, every day, knocking at the door of God’s heart!”
“Mary prays – prays together with the community of disciples, and teaches us to have full faith in God, in his mercy. This is the power of prayer!” he told the faithful.
The Pope recounted how Mary stood with the “beloved disciple” John at the foot of the Cross.
Jesus entrusted them to one another, the Pope said, and in that moment, “we are all there in John.”
It is “loving gaze of Jesus that entrusts us to the maternal custody of his Mother.”
However, her time at the foot of the Cross was not the first time Mary experienced the Divine “loving gaze” Pope Francis explained.
“Mary will have remembered another gaze of love, when she was a young woman, the gaze of God the Father, that saw her humility, her littleness.”