The Imitation of Mary

Keys to Growth in Virtue and Grace


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Our Lord is constantly pouring out graces upon mankind, yet only a few — those closest to His heart — know how to receive them. Sadly, countless graces are left unclaimed (likely many by you!) and are thus never allowed to further God’s will on earth. 

How different our lives would be if we accessed God’s grace more intentionally! 

Thankfully, God in His compassion gave us a perfect model for disposing ourselves to His graces and responding to them: the Blessed Virgin Mary.

In The Imitation of Mary, Fr. Quan Tran shows you how to imitate the twelve essential qualities of Mary in order to unleash a torrent of graces in your life. He explains that, like any gift, grace must be received, opened, and used. As you learn how, you’ll begin to acquire the temperaments, dispositions, and qualities that are most pleasing to God — and you’ll serve as a channel of God’s grace for others.

You’ll also learn:

  • The three major obstacles to living a life of faith

  • What to do if you experience a crisis of faith

  • The four levels of happiness — and how to acquire them

  • How it’s possible for you to merit an increase in graces

  • Seven ways you can cultivate a rich devotion to Our Lady

  • The difference between sanctifying grace and actual grace

  • The four effects that grace will have on your soul

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Most Rev. Jose H. Gomez photo

"This book will help all of us in this uncertain and challenging time to take Mary as our model, learning from her how to say 'yes' to God’s will and his plan of salvation and how to live in humble service to Jesus in every situation in our lives. "

Most Rev. Jose H. Gomez
Archbishop of Los Angeles
Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem. photo

"Father Quan goes about the work of an apostle to build up the Church by encouraging and building up the life of the individual soul. Full of practical advice and a keen pastoral sense, he introduces the reader gradually, but firmly to a life in Christ he or she may never have imagined possible. "

Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.
St. Michael's Abbey, Silverado, California
Fr. Robert J.  Spitzer S.J. photo

" Fr. Quan Tran has prepared for us a spiritual itinerary to imitate twelve qualities of Mary that open us to the Lord’s transformative grace in our hearts and lives. Making these twelve qualities habits – second nature – is a lifetime project, but prayerful conscientiousness will strengthen them on our journey, bringing us closer and closer to the holiness and love of Mary our Mother. "

Fr. Robert J. Spitzer S.J.
President, Magis Center of Reason and Faith
Kathleen Beckman photo

"A practical, must-read for Catholics seeking to grow in union with Christ, and imitating Blessed Mother’s faithful discipleship. I very highly recommend this book!"

Kathleen Beckman
Most Rev. James F. Checchio, JCD, MBA photo

"I have no doubt that this labor of love will draw Father Tran’s readers closer to Mary and enable all who reflect on his words to better know how to use the gifts which God has given them to build up His Kingdom and respond 'yes' as Our Lady did."

Most Rev. James F. Checchio, JCD, MBA
Bishop of Metuchen
  • Pages: 336
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-64413-329-3
  • Product Code: 3293
  • Availability: In Stock

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Imitation of Mary Set bundle

Imitation of Mary Set

Learn about the different types of virtues and how to strengthen them in your own life.


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