Our Lady is the very incarnation of prayer. The Gospel presents her as “keeping the Word of God in her heart”, that is meditating on it and making it life of her life. THe few words recorded of her in Scripture form a prayer, from her reply to the angel Gabriel to her Magnificat and her plea for the newlyweds at Cana.
And when she presents herself to the world in the course of her miraculous apparitions she has always been in an attitude of prayer and invites to prayer; thus it was at Lourdes, La Salette and Fatima, to mention the most outstanding.
Mary is “the prayerful soul” par excellence because she is the truly poor in spirit of the Gospel.
-Mother Ersilia Canta