Think of an act of charity: helping a sick loved one, feeding the hungry, offering aid to storm victims, visiting the imprisoned. All of these acts of love require the gift of self, from which new life and healing can spring forth in ourselves and in others.
Gazing into the eyes of Jesus with Mary, opening ourselves to the presence of the mystery, entering into the mystery through the maternal tutelage of our mother who knows its secrets, we are changed, transformed. The inner conﬁnes of our heart are illuminated; the soul is enﬂamed with the love of God; the mind is puriﬁed and made new.
—from the book The Rosary: Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare
by Johnnette S. Benkovic and Thomas K. Sullivan