I have found favor with this sovereign Virgin in everything I have asked of her
"In viewing Mary as our Mother, we are pointed towards her Divine Son in whose allegiance we live"
St. John of the Cross gives a reason for dryness in our prayer
O Theotokos, Virgin Mary, it is indeed a dread and ineffable mystery,
what has been done in you.
For you, indeed, gave birth to the Word who is the cause of all things,
and who was incarnated by the Holy Spirit, beyond any cause or reason.
"Take courage, the order of the Blessed Virgin will flourish"