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“If we do not die to ourselves, and if our holiest devotions do not incline us to this necessary and useful death, we shall bring forth no fruit worth anything, and our devotions will become useless. All our good works will be stained by self-love and our own will . . . We must choose therefore, among all the devotions to the Blessed Virgin, the one which draws us most toward this death to ourselves, inasmuch as it will be the best and the most sanctifying. For we must not think that all that shines is gold, that all that tastes sweet is honey, or that all that is easy to do and is done by the greatest number is the most sanctifying.”

— St. Louis De Montfort

“Mary completes the waiting hope of the women of the Old Testament, and she guides us on our own path as we find, not only who we are in Jesus, but all the possibilities of who we can be if we allow him to draw near to us and transform us with grace and mercy.”

-from Who Does He Say You Are?