Wednesday, May 01, 2013
[MaryVitamin] How do we dedicate May to the Blessed Virgin Mary?
Topic: How do we dedicate May to Mary?
St. John Berchmans answers a similar question on his death bed,
"When this holy young man was dying his companions entreated him, before he left this world, to tell them what devotion they could perform which would be most agreeable to our Blessed Lady. He replied in the following remarkable words:
'Any devotion, however small, provided it is constant.'
Glories of Mary, Tan Books, 592
St. Alphonsus di Liguori explains that the Hail Mary is the most pleasing to Our Lady,
This angelical salutation is most pleasing to the ever-blessed Virgin; for, whenever she hears it, it would seem as if the joy which she experienced when St. Gabriel announced to her that she was the chosen Mother of God, was renewed in her; and with this object in view, we should often salute her with the Hail Mary.
Glories Mary, Tan Books, 593.
Today, I will continue choose my special May devotions in honor of Our Lady.
St. Louis de Montfort
We must choose among all the devotions to the Blessed Virgin the one which will lead us more surely to dying to self.
True Devotion to Mary, #82
I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Thanks be to God for graces received.