Mary can help you to find and attach to a solid, loving mother figure on the natural level. If you ask her, she will guide you to them. Perhaps she is a mentor, older friend, or consecrated religious. We can find that motherly love in many people. No matter what you lack from your childhood, it can be recovered with the Blessed Virgin’s help. Mary is the answer.
– from the book Forgiving Mother: A Marian Novena of Healing and Peace by Marge Steinhage Fenelon