True Devotion to Mary, Nos. 183 and 212

183. Of all the truths which I have been explaining with regard to our Blessed Lady and her children and servants, the Holy Ghost gives us an admirable figure in the Scriptures. It is in the story of Jacob, who received the blessing of his father Isaac through the skill and pains of his mother Rebecca.

212. Furthermore, after Mary has heaped her favors upon her children and faithful servants, and has obtained for them the blessing of the heavenly Father and union with Jesus Christ, she preserves them in Jesus and Jesus in them. She takes care of them, watches over them always, for fear they should lose the grace of God and fall into the snares of their enemies. “She retains the saints in their fullness,” and makes them persevere to the end, as we have seen.

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