SOULCORE LIVING: ACQUIRING THE VIRTUES OF MARY
- Posted by Deanne Miller
- On October 17, 2023
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:
Let us humbly beg the Blessed Virgin Mary for the grace to understand these ten virtues
that she always practiced to a heroic degree of perfection, but also let us beg for the
grace to be able to put these virtues into practice in our daily walk of life.
PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY FOR ACQUIRING VIRTUES
O Mary, Mother of Mercy, others may ask of you what they please – bodily health,
worldly goods and advantages – but I ask for whatever you see to be most needful for
me and what is most in conformity with your pure heart.
You are so humble, obtain for me humility and love of contempt.
You were so patient under the sufferings and trials of live; obtain for me patience and
You were most charitable toward your neighbor; obtain for me charity toward all, and
particularly charity toward those who are in any way my enemies.
You are filled with the love of God; obtain for me the gift of His pure and holy love.
You are entirely united to the Divine Will; obtain for me complete conformity to the Will
of God in all things.
You are the holiest of all creatures, O Mary; make me a saint.
Love for me is not wanting on your part; you can do all and you have the will to obtain
all for me. The only thing, then, that can prevent me from receiving your favors is
neglect on my part in having recourse to you, or too little confidence in your intercession.
These gifts I ask of you, hoping with the greatest confidence to receive them, O Mary, my
Mother, my hope, my love, my life, my refuge, my help and my consolation. Amen.