Totus tuus ego sum, et omnia mea tua sunt. Accipio te in mea omnia. Praebe mihi cor tuum, Maria.
A prayer of consecration to Mary from Saint Louis de Montfort’s ‘True Devotion to Mary’. In English it reads: I belong entirely to you, and all that I have is yours. I take you for my all. O Mary, give me your heart.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.
A vintage French postcard of a young woman praying before an image of Mary.
A detail of an 18th century tapestry of the Annunciation in the cathedral of Strasbourg , France.
True devotion to Our Lady is interior, that is, it comes from within the mind and the heart and follows from the esteem in which we hold her, the high regard we have for her greatness, and the love we bear her.
- St Louis de Montfort
Nuestra Señora de los Dolores
Our Lady of Sorrows in Almeria, Spain.
A ceremic statue of Our Lady of Solitude from the collection of the Dolores Olmedo museum, Mexico City.
Ntra. Sra. del Sagrario
An engraving of the miraculous statue of Our Lady of the Sanctuary in Toledo, Spain.
Madonna della Basella
The statue of the Madonna delle Basella in the sanctuary of the same name in Urgnano, Italy.
According to tradition Mary appeared at Basella on 8 April 1356, to a young girl of fifteen called Marina. She had come to comfort the girl, who had just discovered all her seedlings had died due to frost.
A week later Mary appeared a second time, and led the girl to a place and told her to start digging. After digging for a while she discovered the foundations of an ancient church. When the people of Basella heard of the discovered they helped to rebuild the church, a task they completed within five months. The church soon became a place of pilgrimage.