Devotion to Virgin Mary

Question from Joan S. on 4/24/2008:

I was recently told by a Catholic that devotion to the Virgin Mary is necessary for salvation. I couldn't find any reference to it being necessary. Is it necessary? I don't think so. Thank you for your time.

Answer by Fr. Robert J. Levis on 4/26/2008:
Joan, Surely devotion to Mary is not necessary for salvation as is devotion to Jesus, her Divine Son. I know of no Church teaching demanding such devotio as necessary; however love and appreciation of Mary is highly to be recommended by all Christians. Fr. Bob Levis

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