On the 9th of February 1994, the Blessed Lady appeared to Christiana and said, "My children, I have interceded for you in so many ways but still many of you do not realize it.
I am always your Mother and you are my children. Pray always my children, and be empowered by the Holy Spirit."
Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Christiana Agbo at Aokpe Nigeria - 9th February 1994
Sometimes good things happen to you and you take it for granted without knowing the source. Today, our heavenly Mother makes it clear that because we are her children, she cannot forget us (Isaiah 49:15). She makes it a point of duty to intercede for us in so many ways.
In this apparition the Blessed Mother reiterates the old teaching of the Church. Mary is the mother of the Church. She is the mother of all the redeemed. Firstly, as St. Louis De Montfort would say, she is the mother of the head of the Church, Jesus Christ. We are members of the Church; therefore she is equally our mother for a woman does not give birth to only a head without body. Such would be a monster.
Secondly, the apocalypse has it that when the dragon could neither touch the child nor the woman, he went to make war with the remnant of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have testimony of Jesus Christ (Rev. 12:17). This also confirms that those who strive to keep God’s commandment and believe in the Lord Jesus are Mary’s children.
We are to appreciate this intercessory gesture of our Heavenly Mother by making prayer a constant practice that we may be filled with the Holy Spirit, the ultimate gift of God. May the Holy Spirit teach us how to pray. Amen.