If Mary’s vocation was to be the Ark of God, then so too is ours. For when Mary assented to God’s choice that she bear, carry, and give birth to the One who is the Bread of Life, God’s very self was implanted in her womb, and she became the Ark of God. When we say ‘yes’ to God, then Jesus is planted in our hearts and we too become Arks of God.
-Br. James Koester, SSJE