Devotion To the Blessed Virgin Mary, Nos. 213-225
Wonderful Effects of this Devotion
213. My dear
friend, be sure that if you remain faithful to the interior and
exterior practices of this devotion which I will point out, the
following effects will be produced in your soul:
1. Knowledge of our unworthiness: By the light which the Holy Spirit
will give you through Mary, his faithful spouse, you will perceive the
evil inclinations of your fallen nature and how incapable you are of
any good. Finally, the humble Virgin Mary will share her humility with
you so that, although you regard yourself with distaste and desire to
be disregarded by others, you will not look down slightingly upon
2. A share in
214. Mary will
share her faith with you. Her faith on earth was stronger than that of
all the patriarchs, prophets, apostles and saints.
3. The gift of
215. The Mother
of fair love will rid your heart of all scruples and inordinate servile
confidence in God and in Mary
216. Our Blessed
Lady will fill you with unbounded confidence in God and in herself: 1)
Because you will no longer approach Jesus by yourself but always
through Mary, your loving Mother.
of the spirit of Mary
217. The soul of
Mary will be communicated to you to glorify the Lord. Her spirit will
take the place of yours to rejoice in God, her Saviour, but only if you
are faithful to the practices of this devotion.
Transformation into the likeness of Jesus
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.
7. The greater
glory of Christ
222. If you live
this devotion sincerely, you will give more glory to Jesus in a month
than in many years of a more demanding devotion.
Prayers for the Second Week