J.M.J. "218. If Mary, the Tree of Life, is well cultivated in our soul by fidelity to this devotion, she will in due time bring forth her fruit which is none other than Jesus. I have seen many devout souls searching for Jesus in one way or another, and so often when they have worked hard throughout the night, all they can say is, 'Despite our having worked all night, we have caught nothing.' To them we can say, 'You have worked hard and gained little; Jesus can only be recognized faintly in you.' But if we follow the immaculate path of Mary, living the devotion that I teach, we will always work in daylight, we will work in a holy place, and we will work but little. There is no darkness in Mary, not even the slightest shadow since there was never any sin in her. She is a holy place, a holy of holies, in which saints are formed and moulded."
--Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, Treatise on True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin, 218.