Words to Live by – from Catholic Tradition
Reminder during this month of the Holy Rosary
I know no surer way of discovering whether a person belongs to God than by finding out if he loves the Hail Mary and the Rosary. … When the Hail Mary is well said, that is, with attention, devotion and humility, it is, according to the saints, the enemy of Satan, putting him to flight; it is the hammer that crushes him, a source of holiness for souls, a joy to the angels and a sweet melody for the devout. It is the Canticle of the New Testament, a delight for Mary and glory for the most Blessed Trinity.
The Hail Mary is dew falling from heaven to make the soul fruitful. It is a pure kiss of love we give to Mary. It is a crimson rose, a precious pearl that we offer to her. It is a cup of ambrosia, a divine nectar that we offer her.
Quoted from St. Louis de Montfort, True Devotion to Mary, ¶¶ 251 & 253.