Blessed is she who suffers with the very young, the very old, and the very lonely, for she has compassion.
Blessed is she who greets the world with joy, laughter, and anticipations, for she has courage.
Blessed is she who speaks gently, lives humbly, and chooses to give freely, for she has dignity.
Blessed is she who listens and hears and extends her hands as a friend, for she has understanding.
Blessed is she who gives simply, loves deeply, and walks joyfully in life, for she has awareness.
Blessed is she who has compassion and courage, freedom and dignity, understanding, sincerity, and awareness, for she is a woman, a gift, a blessing.
In their religion class, our freshmen were tasked with finding images of Mary as they imagine how she might have looked. Several of the images they selected can be found here