It was quite fitting that, as the Only-Begotten has a Father in heaven, whom the Seraphim extol as thrice holy, so He should have a Mother on earth who would never be without the splendor of holiness.
- Ineffabilis Deus, Apostolic Constitution on the Immaculate Conception (1854)

The Holy Virgin is the refuge of the lost, the hope of the wretched and the advocate of all sinners who have recourse to her.
- Denis the Carthusian

Just as she excels in all other perfections, Mary surpasses us all in the virtue of gratitude; so she would never let us honour her with love and respect without repaying us one hundred fold.
- St Louis de Montfort

photo: Virgin of Humility" or "Virgo Lactans" by Unknown Neapolitan Painter, Avignon style, about 1350 - Detail - Church of San Pietro a Majella in Naples 
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