Fr. Ed Broom: Imitate Our Lady’s Ten Principal Virtues

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By Fr. Ed Broom, OMV, Catholic Exchange, Feb. 23, 2021

Father Ed Broom is an Oblate of the Virgin Mary and the author of Total Consecration Through the Mysteries of the Rosary and From Humdrum to Holy. He blogs regularly at Fr. Broom’s Blog.


From the cross, Jesus gave the person He loved most on earth, His Blessed Mother Mary, to Saint John as well as to all of us. She is our Mother Most Holy! In his Marian Spiritual Masterpiece, True Devotion to Mary, Saint Louis de Montfort highlights ten of the most important virtues of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Let us put forth this list of Mary’s principal virtues.

We read in the text of True Devotion to Mary (#108):

Third, true devotion to our Lady is holy, that is, it leads us to avoid sin and to imitate the virtues of Mary. Her ten principal virtues are: deep humility, lively faith, blind obedience, unceasing prayer, constant self-denial, surpassing purity, ardent love, heroic patience, angelic kindness, and heavenly wisdom.  …