May is one of the most beloved months of the Church year because it has been designated as the month of Our Lady. And thanks to Scripture, Friar Roger Lopez says, we have a window into who Mary really was.
In December of 2015, I was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Over the coming days, the weight of my diagnosis became real: How would I cope? Who would take care of my family? Though my body was failing, this disease could not touch my spirit. I turned to Our Lady for help, taking a pilgrimage to Lourdes in France for healing and wholeness.