Originally published in Hub Pages Catholic. Mary is the most admirable divine mother of Jesus, a role model for all of us. Louis Marie de Montfort encourages us to practice and emulate the virtues of Blessed Virgin Mary as a path to holiness, namely:. O Jesus! Fromthe desire of being esteemed, Deliver me, Jesus.
Qualities of Mother Mary
THE HUMILITY OF MARY
She was exalted because of her humility, and in the following manner. We recall that it belongs to the humble person to impoverish himself and strip himself of his advantages. Yet, by a marvelous exchange, humility enriches by stripping away, because it restores all that it takes away. Nothing is more fitting to humility than these words of St. The Blessed Virgin possessed three precious goods: high rank, an admirable purity of body and mind, and, what is above every treasure, Jesus Christ himself. Here is a creature different from every other creature, but her very great humility stripped her, in a certain sense, of these advantages. Elevated above all others by her dignity as the Mother of God, she placed herself among the common people by living as a servant.
The Virgin Mary’s Crown of Humility
Madonna of humility refers to artistic portrayals of the Virgin Mary which depict her as a Madonna sitting on the ground, or sitting upon a low cushion. She may be holding the Child Jesus in her lap. Humility was a virtue extolled by Saint Francis of Assisi , and this style of image was a product of Franciscan piety, first developed by them for contemplation ; the word humility , from the Latin humus , meaning earth or ground. The earliest known painting of this type dates to and is at the Museo Nazionale in Palermo , Italy.
Yes, Mary is, indeed, elevated to the most exalted degree of glory in heaven; for enthroned as Queen of heaven and earth, her place is nearest her divine, her beloved Son. I t is written of Jesus her Son: "God has exalted Him and given Him a name, that in the name of Jesus every knee shall bow in heaven, on earth, and under the earth, and every tongue shall confess that Jesus entered into the glory of the Father. He has elevated her and given her a name, that at the name of Mary every creature shall pay homage in heaven and on earth, and every tongue shall confess that Mary has entered into the glory of her Son.