Our prayers are always answered and often in miraculous ways. When we are patient and willing to surrender and allow our highest good to come forth, it is inevitable that we will receive all that we need and more as I did. Little did I know as a small child, that not only would Mary speak to me but to thousands of others through me. At a recent retreat that I was leading in Assisi, Italy, Mother Mary did actually appear to me through a beautiful statue in the chapel of an ancient Cathedral. The experience was profound. Also, my dream of visiting Lourdes, Fatima, Guadalupe and other Marian sites was fulfilled. Yes, our prayers are always answered. However in the Divine's great wisdom, our prayers will never be answered until our soul is ready to receive what we are praying for. Also, we must always pray for the highest good for all concerned in any situation.