Vatican City, Nov 18, 2020 / 06:00 am
Pope Francis pointed to the Blessed Virgin Mary as a model of prayer that transforms restlessness into openness to God's will in his livestreamed general audience address Wednesday.
"Mary accompanied Jesus' entire life in prayer, right up to His death and resurrection; and in the end, she continued and she accompanied the first steps of the nascent Church," Pope Francis said Nov. 18.
"Everything that happens around her ends up being reflected on in the depths of her heart … The Mother keeps everything and brings it to her dialogue with God," he said.
Pope Francis said that the Virgin Mary's prayer at the Annunciation, in particular, exemplified prayer "with a heart open to God's will."