A Catholic Priest’s Top 10 Reasons to Devote Yourself to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Our Lady of Fatima International Pilgrim Statue, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Are you devoted to Our Lady?

Parochial Vicar Fr. Jason Smith of the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York City shared his “top 10 reasons to have a devotion to Mary” to his Instagram page.

The post published on the feast of Our Lady of Fatima (May 13) provides his followers with 10 amazing benefits of devoting yourself to Our Lady. He first shared the list during his homily on Mother’s Day.

Here’s his post below:


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Here’s his top 10 countdown:

10) She is the first Christian

9) She shows us the wonderful things God can do with our “yes”

8) She knows how to listen to angels

7) She shows us how to confront trials with faith

6) Wherever Mary is there is a special presence of the Holy Spirit

5) She helps those close to her

4) The Rosary is a grace-filled prayer

3) With Mary, the devil doesn’t stand a chance

2) You’ll find her image in every part of the world

1) Mothers are the best!

Here’s what some users said about Fr. Jason’s list:

@kacey_ciufo, Instagram

This user wrote, “Wonderful reasons and many thanks to you, Father Jason, for teaching me to pray the rosary.”

datcatholictho, Instagram

Another user wrote, “Your homily last Sunday really had me like 😭  when you got to [five and four]…thank you Fr Jason!”

angcast08, Instagram

This user added, “Fr. Jason [and] Fr. Mark 6 pm Rosary pandemic every night saved me.”

@ceciliamonterey, Instagram

Another user said, “I love Mama Mary!”

@mcspeechie, Instagram

This user also said, “Mother Mary guide us down the path we are supposed to go.”

Would you add anything to Fr. Jason’s list?

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[See also: “Our Lady Will Save the World”: The Remarkable History of the Miraculous Power of the Rosary]

[See also: How the Rosary Miraculously Led Jim Caviezel to Hollywood: “Our Lady’s Hand Has Guided My Life”]

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