Patroness Of Lourdes Province
As a motherly figure, Mary exemplifies the strength of godliness, strength, and maternal instinct. Mary portrays traits of holiness, piety, and humbleness. As a teacher, Mary instructs women on the importance of trust and perseverance. True devotion to the Blessed Virgin is holy – that is, it leads us to avoid sin and to imitate her, especially in her then-principal virtues: her profound humility; her lively faith; her unquestioning obedience; her unceasing prayer; her all-embracing mortification; her incomparable purity; her ardent charity; her heroic patience; her angelic sweetness; and her divine wisdom. Having given the vows on chastity, obedience, and poverty, the Immaculate sisters are bound to lead a life like Our Lady.