Vatican City, Nov 1, 2014 / 11:09 am
In his Angelus address for the Solemnity of All Saints, Pope Francis said that it is a joy to have a spiritual family living in eternity, and stressed that Mary is the first of the saints who guides us to her son.
"In the great assembly of saints, God has wanted to reserve the first place for the Mother of Jesus," the pontiff said before his Nov. 1 weekly recitation of the traditional Marian prayer.
Mary, he said, "is the center of the communion of saints, as the singular guardian of the bond of the universal Church with Christ."
Whoever wants to follow Jesus on the path of the Gospel can find a secure guide in Mary, the Pope explained, saying that she is an attentive and caring mother with whom we can entrust every desire or difficulty.