This is our little altar, that is, our designated space where we can direct ourselves when we pray, and since it happends to be in the quasi “hall” of our appartment, it’s hard to walk by without giving ” loving glances” at Our Lady.  It’s a reminder to us to keep the presence of God throughout the day.

“We never give more honour to Jesus than when we honour his Mother, and we honour her simply and solely to honour him all the more perfectly. We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek – Jesus, her Son.” -Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

“In our relationship with our mother in heaven, we should act in very much the same way. Many Christians have the custom of wearing the scapular; or they have acquired the habit of greeting those pictures — a glance is enough — which are found in every Christian home and in many public places; or they recall the central events in Christ’s life by saying the rosary, never getting tired of repeating its words, just like people in love; or they mark out a day of the week for her — Saturday, which is today — doing some special little thing for her and thinking particularly about her motherhood. ” -St. Josemaría Escrivá