4. Maria cogita, Maria invoca.
One of the key Marian mottos of the Congregation the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, a Congregation dedicated to giving the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, as well as spreading solid and authentic Marian devotion is the Latin “Maria cogita, maria invoca”—meaning, think about Mary and invoke Mary. We should strive to have both Jesus and Mary in our mind, thoughts, feelings, heart as well as our actions. However, when we are going through serious trials, tribulations, desolations, as well as severe temptations that indeed is a key time that we should lift up our minds, hearts and souls to Mary and trust that through her powerful prayers she will help us to sail through those tempestuous and tumultuous storms to the harbor of salvation! We pray in the Memorare to Mary: “Never was it known that anyone who fled to her intercession was left unaided…”