Mary has played and continues to play an essential role in our salvation. All of us need a mother's love. Anybody who has implored Mary, in any way, has experienced her maternal care. She is not only a great intercessor before the throne of God; she is a great person to get to know.
Mary is close to use, guiding us safely to where she already is. With all the apparitions of her that have taken place throughout history, who could doubt that God wishes her to play an important role in our lives? She does not come by her own power, but by God's power. If God thinks she is important for our spiritual life, who are we to question it?
Here are some links about Mary on the web.
The Marian Hour Rosary (Discontinued)
Frequently Asked Questions about the Virgin Mary From the University of Dayton, Ohio.
The Mary Page Produced at the University of Dayton, Ohio. Its library has the largest collection of literature about Mary in the world.
The Virtual Rosary
Our Lady of Guadalupe Site (Mexico City: 1531)
The Mystical City of God
This site takes about three minutes to load but it is worth waiting. If you scroll down to the links, then click on "Mystical City of God -- the book" it will take you to the electronic edition of "The Mystical City of God" by Mary of Agreda, considered by some as the greatest Marian work, containing much information about Mary's hidden life.
Passage from "True Devotion to Mary," by St. Louis de Montfort.
Appearances of Mary
The Lesson of La Salette (France: 1846)
The Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Heaven
Four Last Things/Friendship Page