Saint Louis Marie and Some Interior Practices of True Devotion to Our Lady: Monday, July 20, 2015

J.M.J. "115. There are several interior practices of true devotion to the Blessed Virgin. Here briefly are the main ones:

  (1) Honoring her, as the worthy Mother of God, by the cult of hyperdulia, that is, esteeming and honoring her more than all the other saints as the masterpiece of grace and the foremost in holiness after Jesus Christ, true God and true man.

  (2) Meditating on her virtues, her privileges and her actions.

  (3) Contemplating her sublime dignity.

  (4) Offering to her acts of love, praise and gratitude.

  (5) Invoking her with a joyful heart.

  (6) Offering ourselves to her and uniting ourselves to her.

  (7) Doing everything to please her.

 (8) Beginning, carrying out and completing our actions through her, in her, with her, and for her in order to do them through Jesus, in Jesus, with Jesus, and for Jesus, our last end. We shall explain this last practice later. " 

--Saint Louis Marie Grignion de MontfortTreatise on True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin, 115.

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