Vatican City, Aug 25, 2019 / 05:10 am
The way to heaven is difficult and the gate to enter small, but Jesus' mother, Mary, who herself entered through the narrow gate, will help those who ask, Pope Francis said Sunday.
Mary can be invoked under the title "Gate of Heaven," he explained in his Angelus address Aug. 25.
"She welcomed [Jesus] with all her heart and followed him every day of her life, even when she did not understand, even when a sword pierced her soul."
The Blessed Virgin Mary is "a gate that exactly follows the form of Jesus: the gate of the heart of Jesus, demanding, but open to all," he said. "May the Virgin Mary help us in this."