Through Mary we have the most surest, secure, and quick way to holiness …. though Mary does not take away our crosses. I find this later part of the statement to be nothing but provocative. We are constantly looking for literature that are quick-fix-it books. While 33 days might be along these lines, it is not. Maybe carrying our crosses receives more meaning, heart-felt compassion of a mother. As we carry the cross of our own lives today, we feel the presence of the Blessed Virgin, who desires nothing more but to make us like her son, Jesus.