Ignatius Loyola had a profound devotion to Mary. He loved her with the love of a soldier and leader of men. His connection to the Mother of God was was deep and fierce–a matter of life and death.
This piece by Barry Lopez describes a relationship with Mary that resembles the one I imagine Ignatius had with her. It’s one of the most powerful essays I’ve read lately. Please be sure to read to the very end.
H/T to Joe Durepos