A devotion promoted by St. Anthony of Padua, St. Leonard of Port-Maurice and St. Alphonsus Liguoni:
Promise: During an apparition to St. Gertrude, the Blessed Mother promised, "To any soul who faithfully prays the Three Hail Marys I will appear at the hour of death in a splendor of beauty so extraordinary that it will fill the soul with heavenly consolation."
Practice of St. Leonard: St. Leonard often preached the devotion of the Three Hail Marys morning and evening in honor of Mary Immaculate, to obtain the grace of avoiding all mortal sin during the day or night. He assured his listeners: "Those who remain persistently faithful to this pious practice will most certainly receive the grace of eternal salvation."
Practice of St. Alphonsus Liguori: The Saint suggested that the Three Hail Marys be said kneeling and that this ejaculation should be recited after each Hail Mary: "By thy pure and Immaculate Conception, O Mary, make my body pure and my soul holy."
The devotion of the Three Hail Marys was also promoted by Fr. John Baptist of Blois, who founded the Confraternity of the Three Hail Marys. Pope Leo XIII granted an indulgence to those who practiced the devotion and Pope Benedict XV raised the Confraternity to the rank of an Archconfraternity.
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