From True 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 anyone.
2. A share in Mary's
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 fear.
4. Great 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
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.
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.
for the Second Week