From the Marianist Tradition

We are accused of pompously eulogizing Mary and are blamed for the honor we render her. I do not refer to the impious, but rather to the poorly instructed Christians who do not know the gift of God in this miracle of His omnipotence. Can we really assert too much, do too much, provided we do not declare her equal to the Divinity, provided we make a distinction between her veneration and that of the Divinity? What has God said of Mary? What has He done for her? He is our Model!

– W. Joseph Chaminade

"The nature of affiliation to the Society of Mary demands that we teach our Marian doctrine to our associates. In several provinces this is done faithfully. Groups of secular priests and lay Catholics eager to know our doctrine can be organized.

"The Montfort Fathers direct an Archconfraternity of Mary, Queen of Hearts, and an Association of Priests of Mary, Queen of Hearts. The Pallotine Fathers have established active groups of priests and teachers, both men and women, who are animated with a solidly Marian and apostolic spirit.

"Convents of cloistered nuns, interested in our filial and apostolic devotion, could easily be led to assist by their prayers and sacrifices in the promotion of our devotion, in somewhat the same manner as the auxiliaries of the Legion of Mary."

– Emil Neubert, S.M., OUR GIFT FROM GOD, p. 262
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