Mary's Spiritual Motherhood relates to the fact that Jesus Christ is the head of his body, the Church. Mary, in giving birth to Christ the head, also gives spiritual birth to the members of his body, the faithful. In the same way that a mother's heart is connected in a unique way to the heart of her children, so, too, our Blessed Mother. Her heart hurts when her children, the members of the mystical body of Jesus, are suffering. This love is manifested in her apparitions over the years in which she comes with a message for our own good.