How wonderful today's Holy Day of Obligation is. One thing I have definitely done is grown in my devotion to Mary over the last year. I've said this once before, unlike many Protestants who convert, the moment I became Catholic, I had absolutely no problem asking Mary for her intercessions. I can remember kneeling in prayer asking the Blessed Mother to pray for me to make it through the RCIA process last year. And here I am, celebrating one of her feast days, closer than ever to her. I've done this before, but again I strongly recommend that if you have petitions to put before God, ask Mary to pray for you.