The consideration of Our Lady in everything necessarily leads to the sacrifice of self. That is why devotion to Mary, as shown by St. Louis-Marie de Montfort, becomes a positive means of loving God and of progressing in that love. It is different from the negative approach which puts off so many. In seeking the perfection of Mary our attitude of mind becomes not a constant denial of self, but a progressive seeking after the practice of her virtues. We are considering Mary and her perfection – not ourself and our imperfection. Our way of approach is not to destroy but to build, to transform and perfect. This positive way of Mary becomes our way to God.
The Immaculate Way