“As sailors are guided by a star to the port,

so Christians are guided to Heaven by Mary.”

~~ St. Thomas Aquinas

I think this is a beautiful image that St. Thomas gives us… and this picture matches it very well!

It reminds me of my first tumultuous days as a Catholic “revert.”  A time of darkness and grief and confusion, and I was still trying to get reacquainted with God.  But Mary I could understand very well; she had lived through her share of sorrows, and she was both a comfort and a guiding light to me.