God the Eternal Father about the devotion to Most Gentle Mary.

"For my goodness, in deference to the Word, has decreed that anyone at all, just or sinner, who holds her [Mary, my only-begotten Son's most gentle mother] in due reverence will never be snatched or devoured by an infernal demon. She is like a bait set out by my goodness to catch my creatures.” - St. Catherine of Siena.

Sandro Botticelli - Madonna della melagrana - Madonna of the Pomegranate (ca. 1487):
How can we poor sinners ever thank God for the gift of His Mother to us? Easy; Love, honor, venerate and spread devotion to her. How glorious she is!