so that by his poverty you might become rich.
Jesus became poor through Mary's poverty and littleness. We pray that with and through Mary we may more and more become poor with the poor Christ, so that he may enrich us with the immense, abundant littleness that God is.
Virgin and Child in a niche, ca. 1460, Luca della Robbia (Italian, 1399/1400–1482 Florence), ca. 1460, Italian, Florence, Glazed terracotta with gilt and painted details, 18 5/8 × 15 1/4 × 3 1/2 in. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Used with permission.