Laura M. Leming, FMI, a sociologist at the University of Dayton and a Marianist Sister, highlights Marie Thérèse's "best practices" of social ministry in relation to this Marianist Founder's work with former sex workers at the Miséricorde.
For Father Jakob Gapp, martyred by the Nazis during World War II, the identification point is social justice. Through his life and actions he sang Mary’s song, the Magnificat, and proclaimed how God lifts up the lowly and casts down the powerful.
"She [Mary] is my friend, my mother, and my mentor. I want other young mothers to know Mary as I know her and through her share their memories and stories." (This article is part of Susan Handle Terbay's "Morning Coffee with Mary" series.)