Month of Mary-May Devotions-Day 2
St. Louis-Marie the Montfort says of the Blessed Virgin Mary: “Thy virtues, O Virgin, surpass the stars of heaven in number” May devotion is a unique period set aside by the Church to enable us to dethrone our vices and bad habits and enthrone the virtues of the person of the Blessed Virgin Mary. These virgins of Our Mother are numerous but we can at least begin with the Ten principal Virtues as recommended to us by St. Louis-Marie de Montfort in his masterpiece The True Devotion to Mary. They are: Her profound humility 2. Her lively faith 3. Her blind obedience 4. Her continual Prayer 5. Her universal mortification 6. Her divine purity 7. Her ardent charity 8. Her heroic patience 9. Her angelic sweetness 10. Her divine wisdom. As we pray the Holy Mass and our Rosary let us be mindful of these virtues. They are absolutely good for us. We therefore ask Our Blessed Mother to attract from heaven upon us the zeal and strength to daily dethrone our vices and enthrone her virtues, through Christ our Lord. Amen. Our Lady, Mother of God and the Church – pray for us.