Biking for Babies Team
Biking for Babies brings together young adults across the nation with shared interests in promoting the pro-life mission of pregnancy resource clinics across our country. They happily give their time and talents freely to rebuild and rejuvenate the Culture of Life in America.
We love Mary, yes we do! We love Mary, how ’bout you!
Because of this, Catholics and other denominations ask Mary for her intercession and help in becoming more Christ-like. Called “devotions,” these forms of intentions range from songs and chants to month-long spiritual conversations. We’ve asked our missionaries what their favorite Marian devotions are, and here are some to share, including links if you’re interested in learning more:
“My family used to volunteer at a soup kitchen on the west side of Chicago that was run by the Missionaries of Charity. They taught us one of Mother Teresa’s prayer strategies – a mini “novena” of nine Memorares said in moments when she didn’t have enough advance notice to do a novena over nine days. I think I use it when I probably should do a full novena, but when I am in a difficult moment and need Mary’s help, that’s my go-to devotion.” -Chris Kania, former rider, current accounting support
“My personal favorite Marian devotion is the Angelus. During the summer when I’m working I like praying it before my lunch hour!” – Chris S., Northern route, rider
“The Marian Consecration to Jesus was a turning-point in my life this past year. I felt a deeper understanding of Mary’s great love for humanity, and learned so much about the Blessed Virgin’s queenship and abilities to intercede for us with grace. While I struggled to commit to a daily rosary, our family consecration to Jesus through Mary has illustrated the great need for devotion to Christ through his precious Mother, and now each day that I faithfully recite the rosary, I grow closer to Christ in the mysteries, to Mary and her motherhood, and to God in his infinite care for us. Words can’t even express how deeply impactful a rosary each day is on my life and my love for others. It has moved us to care for our neighbors, our family members and has brought my “every-day to-do list” into the loving arms of a God who entrusts us with much work, and brings fruits out of our labor.” –Ashley W., Northern route, support crew“My favorite Marian devotion is the Novena to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots. Every time I have prayed it for a specific thing, She has helped me with my crosses and has answered my prayers, first starting with bringing me the love of my life. I asked for clarity and for someone to be brought into my life to love me for me, and my future fiance began her new job on my birthday in my hometown (best birthday present ever). Now she and I pray this novena, asking for Mary to bring our petitions to her Son, and she has helped us overcome very substantial crosses in our relationship. It’s easily been the most powerful set of prayers in my life.” -Timothy W., off-road support