About In the Arms of Mary Foundation
Who we are:
In the Arms of Mary Foundation is dedicated to sharing how God,
through the Blessed Mother as a special instrument of His love, can make
one's yoke easier and burden lighter during the ordinary and difficult
events of life.
A taste of our spirituality:
We focus on conversion of heart, discovering our own sinfulness in the
light of God's loving and merciful presence. Standing before He Who is
All Truth, we each discover that we are face-to-face, so to speak, with
Unconditional Love. We are loved in a way that overflows and embraces us
entirely, inviting us to utter surrender, and in a way that enables us
to ultimately find and be ourselves more fully than we could have
otherwise imagined possible. We rest in the loving arms of Mary,
Christ's own Mother. And we seek to live in this embrace of love
through the ordinary events of our daily lives. The result of this
spirituality is a powerful inner transformation that overflows -
knowingly or unknowingly - to those around us. Loving actions speak
louder than our words. Prayer of the heart speaks the loudest.
Resources we provide:
The tangible works of our ministry includes the ongoing publication of
spiritual books that reflect the particular charism of our universal
spirituality, the development of several reflection series for
individual or group use, retreats for young adults and formation
retreats for priests in the United States. We also provide speakers for
parishes and Faith sharing groups throughout the United States. All of
our books have imprimaturs.
Results we hear and see:
From the letters and testimony of others, we know that our books,
speakers and reflection series have transformed lives, by enabling
people to live in great inner peace no matter what may be the
circumstances of their lives. The books are used in prison ministry and
have deeply touched and changed the lives of many hardened criminals.
They have helped widows, parents and children deal with the loss of
loved ones. Our material is used in homes and parishes. One of our books
was chosen by Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez as a gift to all
Cardinals, Archbishops, Bishops and Priests attending the October 2004
Eucharistic Congress in Mexico. Psychologists use our materials to help
their patients, and bishops use it to help form their priests in
developing a strong spiritual life. The Families of Nazareth group uses
our books as an integral part of their formation, as do seminaries and
religious orders throughout North and South America in their formation
Put simply, we rely completely on the generosity of those who appreciate, value or live our charism.
Without the generosity of our friends and benefactors, we could not
continue to publish and promote these powerful spiritual resources to a
world starving for truth, love and mercy.
For more information, read Lisa M. Hendey's A Catholic Spotlight Interview featuring In the Arms of Mary Foundation.