|"Madonna Terra Nuova" by Raphael|
After the bloody drama of the Cross, Mary withdrew in expectation of her Son's glorious resurrection. Whereas the small group of friends who had remained faithful to Christ doubted their Master's promise to rise from the dead, Mary preserved unaltered her tranquility of soul, for she was certain of the triumph...
Excerpt from Mary Hope of the World by Rev. James Alberione, S.T.D., St. Paul Editions