On of the most distinctive characteristics of Catholic devotion is a deep devotion and respect towards Mary, the humble woman who was chosen by God Almighty from all women, to become the mother of his son.
What, then, must be said of our duty of honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary, whose dignity as far transcends that of any other creature as heaven excels earth? . . .
Of all creatures Mary has the unique privilege of adoring her own Child. To Mary alone can God the Son address the sweet title Mother! What a marvelous dignity, then, was conferred on the humble Virgin of Nazareth!