A Little About Us
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 include the ongoing publication of spiritual books that reflect the particular charism of our universal spirituality and the development of several reflection topics for individual or group use. 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 materials are 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 Movement uses our books as an integral part of their formation, as do seminaries and religious orders throughout North and South America in their formation of novices.
Put simply, we rely completely on the generosity of those who appreciate, value and 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.