Marian spirituality is not an option for the believer. It consists in the configuration to Christ according to the example of Mary and with her help, imitating her itinerary of faith. It is rooted and tied to the very essence of the spirituality of the Church and therefore to Christian spirituality.
It has its biblical foundation in Jesus' words to his Mother from the Cross: “Woman, behold your son” and to the disciple: “Behold, your mother” (Jn 19:26-27). These words determine Mary's place in the life of the disciples of Christ. This maternity is Jesus' gift to his disciples and, through them, to every man who welcomes him as Savior and Redeemer.
The depth of this relationship is expressed through the entrustment and the welcome. The disciple of Jesus, welcoming the Mother of Christ “into his own home” as the apostle John did, brings her into everything that makes up his inner life, that is to say into his human and Christian “I.” (See John Paul II, Mother of the Redeemer, 45) Entrustment is the response to the Mother’s love and it expresses the Marian dimension of the life of a true disciple of Christ.