Mary is called Gate of Heaven for a simple reason: we all want to go to Heaven, and devotion to Mary is a sure way of getting there. As a true mother, she sees the good in all her children–and also sees how we let our weaknesses and foibles get in the way of our own desire to be good. And, instead of treating us harshly, she shows mercy. Mary is always interceding with her Divine Son to have mercy on all peoples.
Mary, Gate of Heaven, show us the true path we must follow. Guide us in the certain ways of holiness, and help us to live as your devoted children on earth, so that we may be with you forever in Heaven.