The Virtues of Mary

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Over the past century or so, we have become accustomed to biographies of Our Lady which approximate, as much as possible, the hagiographical bias of our times: to stress what Mary has in common with the ordinary person rather than what makes her unique as a person: her all-holiness, her all-blessedness. This is exactly the point of reference for the ancient biographies of Mary: to illustrate her virtues above all. When we imitate Mary’s virtues, we become holy like her.

You will learn from the book

  • The virtues of Mary in her relationship to God: faith, hope, charity, conformity to God’s will, prayer and zeal.
  • Mary’s virtues in relationship to her neighbor: humility, love for the Church, compassion, etc.
  • Her virtues in relationship to herself: justice, simplicity, prudence, poverty, etc.


The book is good for...

  • Spiritual and faith formation of prayer groups
  • Practical instruction on Mary in parishes
  • Spiritual reading for novenas and feasts
  • Personal growth in holiness in imitation of Mary

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