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5 Essential keys to a more loving devotion to the Blessed Mother

CROWNING MOTHER MARY

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Philip Kosloski - published on 05/04/19

The closer you are to Mary, the closer she will bring you to her Son.

Ever since St. John the Apostle took Mary into his home after the events of Good Friday, countless Christians have taken Mary into their own hearts as a spiritual mother.

However, devotion to the Blessed Mother is not always easy to adopt and can often remain at the surface level. We may be eager to put up a statue of the Virgin Mary or say the Rosary on occasion, but we don’t let Mary take us closer to her son, Jesus.

Here are a few key characteristics of a “true” devotion to the Virgin Mary as outlined by St. Louis de Montfort, an 18th century priest who dedicated his whole life to leading souls to Jesus through Mary.




Read more:
How to make a consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary


CYTATY O MARYI

Read more:
Begin your day right with this morning prayer to the Virgin Mary

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