Mary and the moral and the intellectual virtues

The followers of Christ… “turn their eyes to Mary who shines forth to the whole community of the elect as the model of virtues.”

Second Vatican Council
Dogmatic Constitution of the Church LUMEN GENTIUM 65

“The sweetness and the enchantment emanating from the sublime virtues of the immaculate Mother of God attract souls in an irresistible way to imitation of the divine model, Jesus Christ, of whom she was the most faithful image.”

Paul VI,
Signum Magnum, I, 26