“There is no fruit of grace in the history of salvation that does not have as its necessary instrument the mediation of Our Lady” (Pope Benedict XVI, May 11, 2007).
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I know the feeling. After enthusiastically making my consecration to Mary, it seemed like there wasn’t much difference to what my devotion to Mary was like before I made my consecration. Maybe you’ve felt the same way.
These next few minutes are going to be some of the most exciting and quick-paced you have experienced recently. I guarantee you will be fascinated by the benefits you will learn about, and that the time will fly by. Let’s get started!
“As the essential of this devotion consists in the interior which it ought to form, it will not be equally comprehended by everybody. Some will stop at what is exterior in it, and will go no further, and these will be the greatest number. Some, in small number, will enter into its inward spirit; but they will mount only one step. Who will mount to the second step? Who will get as far as the third? Lastly, who will so advance as to make this devotion his habitual state?” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #119)
“There are at this time, more than ever, false devotions to our Blessed Lady which it is easy to mistake for true ones. The devil, like a false coiner and a subtle and experienced deceiver, has already deceived and destroyed so many souls by a false devotion to the Blessed Virgin, that he makes a daily use of his diabolical experience to plunge many others by this same way into everlasting perdition.
“As a false coiner does not ordinarily counterfeit anything but gold and silver, or very rarely the other metals, because they are not worth the trouble, so the evil spirit does not for the most part counterfeit the other devotions, but only those to Jesus and Mary, the devotion to Holy Communion and to our Blessed Lady, because they are, among other devotions, what gold and silver are among metals” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #90).
And there are many souls who need your help.
In fact, Our Lady herself needs your help in her mission of leading souls to salvation.
In August of 1917, she told the children of Fatima: “Pray much and make sacrifices for sinners, for many souls go to hell because there is no one to make sacrifices for them.”
Stop and think about this for a second. Look around the room you’re sitting in. Imagine it filled with sand. You could never begin to count how many grains of sand are in the room. Now imagine a bird coming once every million years and removing a single grain of sand. How long would it take to empty the room? It would seem like forever. Yet, when it was finally emptied hell would only be beginning for the lost souls.
No exaggeration: eternity is eternity.
And St. Louis de Montfort says that’s the fate of those deceived by a false devotion to Mary. Are you sure you’re not making the seven most common mistakes that cause this? The “Commentary on the Treatise on the True Devotion” explains what they are, and how to avoid them.
Blessed Pope Paul VI wrote:
“There reigns among men, by the hidden and benign mystery of the divine will, a supernatural solidarity whereby the sin of one harms the others just as the holiness of one also benefits the others. Thus the Christian faithful give each other mutual help to attain their supernatural aim. Thus while attaining their own salvation, they have also cooperated in the salvation of their brothers in the unity of the Mystical Body.”
And here’s a concrete example of how important the interior life is.
“Oh! How great is the glory of Aloysius, son of Ignatius! I could never have believed it if Our Lord had not shown it to me. It seems to me that there can be no glory in Heaven equal to that of Aloysius. I repeat it! Aloysius is a great Saint. We have Saints in our Church [those whose relics were in the monastery church] who have not received such glory as their reward. I wish I were able to go all through the world and proclaim that Aloysius, son of Ignatius, is a great Saint; I would wish to be able to tell about the glory which he enjoys, in order that God might be glorified by it. He has been elevated to this high degree of glory because he lived an interior life. Who could explain the value and advantages of the interior life? It is incomparably superior to the exterior life.”
St. Louis de Montfort calls the devotion to Mary which he teaches “more glorious to God, more sanctifying to the soul, and more useful to the neighbor, than any of the devotions to her” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #118).
Other souls don't know that one day they will greatly appreciate your embracing and advancing in this devotion, because Our Lady will use you to convert them. They will thank you personally and for all eternity. And as you’ll see shortly, their Guardian Angels will thank you as well. This is authentic praise from God’s own friends, not the often empty praise of men.
In fact, Jesus Himself will praise you before the entire heavenly court. “I tell you, everyone who acknowledges Me before others the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God” (Lk. 12:8).
There’s no better way to acknowledge Him than by walking the path He took. And that is to take the path of Mary. “Our Blessed Lady is the means that Our Lord made use of to come to us. She is also the means which we must make use of to go to Him” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #75).
“I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do” (Jn. 13:15).
St. John Vianney says: “The fire of Purgatory is the same as the fire of Hell; the difference between them is that the fire of Purgatory is not everlasting.”
Helping Our Lady free souls from the pains of Purgatory will not go without its reward.
Let’s see what else the Saints have to say.
St. Pio of Pietrelcina:
“The souls in Purgatory repay the prayers that we say for them.”
“When we pray for the souls in Purgatory we will always get something back.”
“The souls in Purgatory pray for us, and their prayers are even more effective than ours, because they are accompanied by their suffering. So, let’s pray for them, and let’s pray them to pray for us.”
St. John Vianney: “If it were but known how great is the power of the good souls in Purgatory with the Heart of God, and if we knew all the graces we can obtain through their intercession, they would not be so much forgotten. We must, therefore, pray much for them, that they may pray much for us.”
St. Augustine of Hippo:
“By assisting them we shall not only give great pleasure to God, but will acquire also great merit for ourselves. And, in return for our suffrages, these blessed souls will not neglect to obtain for us many graces from God, but particularly the grace of eternal life. I hold for certain that a soul delivered from Purgatory by the suffrages of a Christian, when she enters paradise, will not fail to say to God: “Lord, do not suffer to be lost that person who has liberated me from the prison of Purgatory, and has brought me to the enjoyment of Thy glory sooner than I have deserved.”
“The practice of recommending to God the souls in Purgatory, that He may mitigate the great pains which they suffer, and that He may soon bring them to His glory, is most pleasing to the Lord and most profitable to us. For these blessed souls are His eternal spouses, and most grateful are they to those who obtain their deliverance from prison, or even a mitigation of their torments. When, therefore, they arrive in Heaven, they will be sure to remember all who have prayed for them.”
And think for a second what it is you are doing by helping convert souls and freeing them from Purgatory. St. Louis de Montfort says: “We must understand also what a good it is to convert a sinner, or to deliver a soul from Purgatory. It is an infinite good, which is greater than to create Heaven and earth, because we give to a soul the possession of God” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #172)
Can you see now why your part is so important and why your reward will be so great?
St. Louis continues:
“If by this practice we deliver but one soul from Purgatory, or convert but one sinner, would not that be enough to induce a truly charitable man to embrace it? It would be no wonder if, at the hour of death, it should be found that a person faithful to this practice shall, by the means of it, have delivered many souls from Purgatory, and converted many sinners, though he shall have done nothing more than the ordinary actions of his state of life. What joy at his judgment! What glory in his eternity!” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #172)
And as a baptized Catholic, who loves Mary and cares about the salvation of souls, you are uniquely qualified for your role.
St. Louis de Montfort does point out that this will require your fidelity to this devotion. As good as this devotion is, it’s not a magic pill. But he says that it’s “an easy way” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #152), and that by it you “toil but little” (#218).
The interior spirit of this devotion which you will learn to develop in the guides you’ll read about in just a bit and in the free ebook you get when you fill out the form at the top of this page will help you immensely.
St. Louis says: “As a recompense for her profound humility, God has given her the power and permission to fill with saints the empty thrones from which the apostate angels fell by pride” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #28).
Can Our Lady count on you to help her in her mission?
thoughts of peace, and not of affliction” (Jer. 29:11)
You already know this comes with the territory, because you’ve read: “What does he know that has not been tried?” (Ecclesiasticus 34:9).
And Jesus didn’t hide this fact either. “Who shall not receive an hundred times as much, now in this time; houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions: and in the world to come life everlasting” (Mk. 10:30).
These aren’t reasons to be dismayed, though. In fact, you have every reason to be hopeful, despite what’s going on in the world.
Because St. Louis immediately adds: “But that good Mother and Mistress makes herself so present and so near to her faithful servants to enlighten them in their darknesses and doubts, to strengthen them in their fears, and to sustain them in the struggles and their difficulties, that in truth this virginal path to find Jesus Christ is a path of roses and honey compared with the other paths” (#152).
He calls it:
(1) “a mystery of grace unknown to even the wisest and most spiritual among Christians” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #21)
(2) “a mystery of grace, unknown to the reprobate, and but little known even to the predestinate!” (#33)
(3) “one of these secrets of grace, unknown by the greater number of Christians, known even to few of the devout, and practiced and relished by a far less number still” (#82)
(4) “a secret unknown to almost all Christians, even the most devout” (#177)
If even the most spiritual and wisest Christians don’t know this, then there’s no reason to feel bad about what stage you may be at now. You can clearly see why mastering the interior spirit of this devotion will put you ahead of most people.
And now you’ll have the tools to make this possible. Rather than experiencing growing in the spiritual life to feel like climbing Mt. Everest, you’ll be sailing with the wind at your back.
Instead of only reading about and admiring the Marian devotion of the Saints, with these books and the others forthcoming, you’ll know that YOU yourself can have a Marian devotion worth reading about and imitating.
Mary will use your cooperation to bring a sense of hope to others.
While most people are asleep, as it were, and unaware of these things, you’ll be a catalyst who’s aware enough to take positive steps to tip the scales in the favor for many souls.
Our Lady indicates this, Bl. Pope Paul VI indicates this, and St. Louis de Montfort also points this out.
And think of the incredible snowball effect Our Lady wants to work through the souls you help her convert. A soul Our Lady converts through your action may turn out to be a great Saint who’ll lead many others to God.
If not for the prayers of St. Monica, we may never have had a St. Augustine. Look at what God did through St. Francis Xavier, who was converted to a better way of life by St. Ignatius Loyola. The fact is, you have no idea what Our Lady will do through you.
And wait until I show you what the good Angels will do for you. I’ll get to that in just a bit.
“God has never made or formed but one enmity; but it is an irreconcilable one, which shall endure and develop even to the end. It is between Mary, His worthy Mother, and the devil – between the children and the servants of the Blessed Virgin and the children and instruments of Lucifer” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #52).
The devil is the primary obstacle in your relationship with God and Mary. He’s an enemy who constantly works against you. And so it’s not your fault if you haven’t made the progress you want to make.
“God has not only set an enmity but enmities, not simply between Mary and the devil, but between the race of the holy Virgin and the race of the devil, between the true children and the servants of Mary and the children and servants of the devil. They do not love each other mutually” (#54).
The devil knows the power this Marian devotion gives you over him. He knows that “the faithful and true children of Mary give him more trouble to overcome than it does to conquer others” (#50).
you are of more value than many sparrows” (Lk. 12:7).
St. Louis writes: “The second duty which our Blessed Lady fulfills towards her faithful servants is that she furnishes them with everything, both for the body and their soul.
“As it is Mary who is the treasures and dispenser of the gifts and graces of the Most High, she gives a good portion, and indeed the best portion, to nourish and maintain her children and her servants” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #208).
“She loves them tenderly, and more tenderly than all other mothers put together. Throw, if you can, all the natural love which all the mothers of the world have for their children into the one heart of one mother for one only child. Surely that mother will love that child immensely. Nevertheless, it is true that Mary loves her children yet more tenderly than that mother would love that child of hers” (#202).
“She is on the look-out…for favorable occasions to do them good…” (#203).
Remember, Mary always sees the big picture, which it’s impossible for you to see in this life. She completely understands you and what’s in your best interests, even when you don’t.
Such love and care on her part means you should have no doubt she will help you live this devotion and carry out the requests she made at Fatima. And this can happen fast.
St. Louis says: “As there are secrets of nature to do in a short time at little cost and easily, natural operation, so also in like manner there are secrets in the order of grace to do in a short time with sweetness and easily, supernatural operations,…filling ourselves with God, and becoming perfect” (#82).
“We make more progress in a brief period of submission to and dependence on Mary than in whole years of our own will and of relying upon ourselves” (#155).
Living your consecration with Mary means you won’t be wasting your time, and you don’t even need to add any new spiritual devotions.
Think I’m kidding?
St. Louis says: “Isn’t this the way to convert sinners and to deliver souls from Purgatory without scarcely doing anything but what we are obliged to do by our state of life?” (#170)
To drive his point home further, he adds:
“It would be no wonder if, at the hour of death, it should be found that a person faithful to this practice shall, by the means of it, have delivered many souls from Purgatory, and converted many sinners, though he shall have done nothing more than the ordinary actions of his state of life. What joy at his judgment! What glory in his eternity!” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #172)
And you can do all this simply by doing your ordinary daily duties. You don't have to do the frightening penances you read about in the lives of the Saints.You don't need to add new spiritual practices. And soon I'll show you the tools to help you accomplish everything.
Let’s go into this a bit more.
St. Louis says:
“As the essential of this devotion consists in the interior which it ought to form, it will not be equally comprehended by everybody. Some will stop at what is exterior in it, and will go no further, and these will be the greatest number. Some, in small number, will enter into its inward spirit; but they will only mount one step. Who will mount to the second step? Who will get as far as the third? Lastly, who will so advance as to make this devotion his habitual state?” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #119)
Obviously the problem isn’t with the consecration. Otherwise it would never have been approved always and everywhere in the Church.
Fortunately, St. Louis points out the solution: understanding and living the interior spirit of this devotion. Here’s your opportunity to discover and understand what few people know. With this knowledge, you’ll definitely separate yourself from the crowd and be “in the know”.
And now, after years of searching, translating, and investing thousands of dollars of my own money, for the first time in English, you can get your hands on these guides for developing the interior spirit of your devotion to Mary.
These Church-approved guides enjoyed great success in their original languages, and hundreds of thousands trusted them.
You’ll be delighted when you get your hands on these manuals, because you’ll conveniently have at your fingertips on one small bookshelf exactly what you need for your devotion to Mary, not only to imitate, but to equal, and yes, maybe even surpass that of the Saints.
There was a reason why St. Louis de Montfort said:
“I have said that this would come to pass particularly at the end of the world, and indeed presently, because the Most High with His holy Mother has to form for Himself great Saints, who shall surpass most of the other Saints in sanctity, as much as the cedars of Lebanon outgrow the little shrubs, as has been revealed to a holy soul, whose life has been written by a great servant of God” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #47).
This guide is a collection of his Marian texts taken from the 16 volumes of several hundred pages each of his Opera Omnia (Collected Works). Now you get them all in one place. The added bonus is that this volume contains previously untranslated biographical material about him and his own devotion to Mary.
You know that St. Jerome wrote his masterpiece defense of the perpetual virginity of Mary against Helvidius. This was one aspect of Marian apologetics against one opponent. The “Marian Writings of St. Robert Bellarmine” is more complete, however, because it covers several aspects of Marian apologetics. St. Robert Bellarmine even names his opponents and shows what they taught before he hammers them.
In fact, he was so intellectually honest that Catholics accused him of helping his opponents. They even said that he presented their teaching better than they did. In other words, he understood so well what they were teaching that he could refute them masterfully. And now you get his Marian apologetics all in one volume. You’ll be well-armed with this book.
St. Maximilian Kolbe and Ven. Frank Duff could clearly see the practical application of Fr. Neubert’s works, and personal experience showed them they could benefit many. They didn't put forth this effort in promoting the Marian books of others.The fact that these two well-read experts in Marian doctrine and devotion singled out Fr. Neubert and promoted his works is significant. That shows they believed his books were "collector worthy".
This Series was necessary for several reasons, so much so that I had to devote a separate page to it. See the tab at the top right of this page.
First, because most people don’t understand or advance much in this devotion. St. Louis de Montfort says: “As the essential of this devotion consists in the interior which it ought to form, it will not be comprehended equally by everybody. Some will stop at what is exterior in it, and will go no further, and these will be the greatest number. Some, in small number, will enter into its inward spirit; but they will only mount one step. Who will mount to the second step? Who will get as far as the third? Lastly, who will so advance as to make this devotion his habitual state?” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #119)
Second, to help you crack the code on this devotion to Mary, which St. Louis de Montfort called “a mystery of grace unknown to even the wisest and most spiritual among Christians” (#21); and, “a secret unknown to almost all Christians, even the most devout” (#177).
Third, because of the glory it gives God and the great benefits it gives you. St. Louis de Montfort said: “By this practice, faithfully observed, you will give Jesus more glory in a month than by any other practice, however, difficult, in many years” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #222).
Fourth, because as Fr. Plessis (Montfort Father) says in his introduction to the “Commentary on the Treatise on the True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin”: “Now, the “Treatise on the True Devotion” condenses in one small volume a considerable sum of dogmatic truths and spiritual counsels. Several times, the author shows his intention of only saying things briefly, and he avoids lingering over proofs. Benedict XV himself notes this character: “If the book is of great authority and great unction, it is also “little by volume”.
“Doctrinal density, included in a brief text! The same conciseness naturally calls for explanations. Otherwise many readers will be confused, and will declare themselves incapable of enjoying the Montfortian spirituality.”
Fifth, because he calls this devotion to Mary “the surest, the easiest, the shortest, and the most perfect means by which to go to Jesus Christ” (#55), and a more perfect imitation of Him.
“It is a path trodden by Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom, our sole Head. One of His members in passing by the same road cannot deceive himself. It is an easy road, because of the fullness of the grace and unction of the Holy Ghost, which fills it to overflowing. No one wearies there; no one walking there has ever to retrace his steps. It is a short road, which leads us to Jesus in a little time. It is a perfect road, where there is no mud, no dust, nor the least spot of sin. Lastly, it is a secure road, which conducts us to Jesus Christ and life eternal in a straight and secure manner, without turning to the right hand or to the left” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #168).
The problem is definitely not consecration to Mary, because otherwise the Church would never have approved it. But are you sure you’re not among the deceived? To make sure you’re not is the precise reason we have the “True Devotion to Mary” Series and the other books here as well.
Then he answers his own question: “That time will not come until men shall know and practice this devotion which I am teaching” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #217).
For starters, in this Series, you get the first and only English translation of Fr. Henri-Marie Boudon’s “The Holy Slavery of the Admirable Mother of God”, first published in 1667 (yes, 349 years ago!). This book inspired and skyrocketed St. Louis de Montfort's own devotion to Mary. His biographers say it had the greatest influence on him.
Canon Blain, his best friend wrote: “As Louis-Marie devoted a lot of time to spiritual reading, he became familiar with nearly all books dealing with the spiritual life. Those which in my opinion were his favorites were those by the late Fr. Boudon.
“He would have liked everybody to join the society of the slaves of the Blessed Virgin. The source of this zeal was the book written on this subject by the late Fr. Boudon.”
“In this work, Boudon shows the origin, excellence, and progress of this holy devotion, discusses the advantages that it procures, the indulgences with which Popes and bishops enriched it; finally, he refutes the objection which can be made against it and points out a multitude of practices in order to sanctify, in the capacity of slaves of Mary, the months, weeks, and different days of the year.
“It is a rich repertoire from which Montfort drew extensively when his composed his Treatise on the True Devotion. One finds, in effect, in the writings of Montfort, the thoughts of Boudon, and sometimes even his expressions.”
This book contributed greatly to St. Louis de Montfort’s understanding of the interior spirit of devotion to Mary.
Even though St. Louis was well-read in the Saints, Fathers and Doctors of the Church, he obviously found something in Fr. Boudon's book that he didn't find anywhere else. And since this book had the greatest impact on his devotion to Mary, so much so that he even uses Fr. Boudon's words in the “True Devotion to Mary”, this must be a very important book, don't you think?
With this book, you’ll be sitting side-by-side with St. Louis de Montfort reading along with him.
Then there are the guides of Montfort Fathers, Fr. Antonin Lhoumeau and Fr. Jean-Marie Texier. In the history of the Montfort Fathers entitled “A History of the Company of Mary”, the Montfort Fathers describe Fr. Lhoumeau as “a man gifted with great talents. Fr. Lhoumeau made an enormous contribution to the spread of Marian spirituality. He wrote books which were very well received” (pg. 119).
In the same book, they describe Fr. Texier as “a remarkable spiritual writer” (pg. 119).
Fr. Texier’s books include his “Preparation for Total Consecration to the Blessed Virgin”, which is the only preparation for consecration book which includes previously untranslated biographical material about St. Louis de Montfort AND Fr. Rene Mulot, his first saintly successor. Most people don’t know who Fr. Mulot was.
Without this book and the information it contains, are you sure your preparation for your consecration was complete? Can you be sure? Can you afford not to be sure?
Can you go without Fr. Texier’s “To Jesus through Mary”, which tells you exactly how to live your consecration at every moment? Or did you simply prepare for your consecration and hope for the best? Like the Montfort Fathers, who called him “a remarkable spiritual writer”, you’ll find lots of helpful insights in his books.
You also get “The “Commentary on the Treatise on The True Devotion” by Fr. Armand Plessis, another Montfort Father. I’ll let the Montfort Fathers themselves describe this Commentary for you: “The “Commentary on the Treatise on The True Devotion” points out everything the reader must know or remember in order to penetrate completely the immortal masterpiece of St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort. It is an essential book for whoever desires to learn the Perfect Devotion.”
If you’ve ever wondered why you haven’t made the progress you want to make or how to make the progress you want to make, this Series will give you answers. And the more you discover, the better. St. Louis specifically says: “She will always reveal the malice of the serpent” (#54).
It’s an indication of their great understanding of St. Louis de Montfort’s spirituality, and that they have insights not common to others. It means their books are valuable investments, don’t you think?
Having this knowledge will certainly make you an insider. It’s like learning a secret language.
The approval of these books by the Church, Saints, and the Montfort Fathers themselves are the best testimonials you can get. It was their approval and endorsement of these authors that led me to translate these books in the first place.
There’s no chaos or uncertainty here. These authors clear up any confusion about Marian doctrine and devotion. They represent a safe harbor, and can help growing in your spiritual life and devotion to Mary not feel like an endless hike in the wrong shoes.
In fact, if you’re faithful to what you discover in these works, they’ll fast track your mastery of the interior spirit of devotion to Mary and slash the time it takes for you to make progress.
These authors aren’t false prophets teaching a spirituality that will vanish like the hula hoop. They teach tried-and-true, proven practices to help your devotion to Mary reach heights you may not have thought attainable.
You’ll feel like you have your own spiritual directors, friends to guide you quickly and easily to the heights of Marian devotion and the spiritual life.
You can be confident in your decision to get any of these books. And you’ll never feel like you paid too much for anything.Your investment in any of the books amounts to only a few cents a day over a year's time. You'll have them for much longer than that.
Besides, you’ll see that these books easily pay for themselves. And you can get immediate results, because you don’t have to wait until you finish a book to begin applying what you read.
And each manual comes with a no-hassle, no-questions-asked guarantee. If you don't like it, return it.
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“Oh, how strong and mighty we are with Jesus Christ, when we are armed with the worthy merits and intercession of the Mother of God” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #145).
“The grandeur of her power, which she exercises even over God Himself, is incomprehensible” (#7).
“Her prayers and petitions are so powerful with God that they always pass for commandments with His Majesty, Who never resists the prayer of His dear Mother, because she is always humble and conformed to His Will” (#27).
“She is so powerful that never have any of her petitions been refused” (#85).
And don’t forget this. “God has given Mary such a great power against the devils, that, as they have often been obliged to confess, in spite of themselves, by the mouths of the possessed, they fear one of her sighs for a soul more than the prayers of all the Saints” (#52).
Making Mary’s power over the devil your own is the best way to make your call and election sure, because he’s your greatest enemy.
St. Louis de Montfort tells you why making Mary’s power your own by living your consecration is so important.
Please read this next part very carefully.
“We must now take more pains than ever to make a good choice of the true devotion to our Blessed Lady. There are at this time, more than ever, false devotions to our Blessed Lady which it is easy to mistake for true ones. The devil, like a false coiner, and a subtle and experienced deceiver, has already deceived and destroyed so many souls by a false devotion to the Blessed Virgin, that he makes a daily use of his diabolical experience to plunge many others by this same way into everlasting perdition.
“As a false coiner does not ordinarily counterfeit anything but gold and silver, or very rarely the other metals, because they are not worth the trouble, so the evil spirit does not for the most part counterfeit the other devotions, but only those to Jesus and Mary, because they are, among other devotions, what gold and silver are amongst metals” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #90).
“It is then, very important first of all to know (1) false devotions to our Blessed Lady in order to avoid them; and (2) the true devotion in order to embrace it” (#91).
And with everything that’s been said thus far, you can see clearly what you’d get by doing so and what you’d miss out on and the dangers you’d be exposed to by not doing so.
The books available here, especially those in the “True Devotion to Mary Series”, will give you the knowledge and other tools you need to make Mary’s power your own.
Again, it’s your decision.
“It would be no wonder if, at the hour of death, it should be found that a person faithful to this practice shall, by the means of it, have delivered many souls from Purgatory, and converted many sinners, though he shall have done nothing more than the ordinary actions of his state of life. What joy at his judgment! What glory in his eternity!” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #172)
Notice that you don’t have to do great feats to get extraordinary results, because the essential of this devotion is the interior. And that’s what these trusted guides give you: the interior spirit. He goes on to explain why your success story is the success story of others.
“We must understand also what a good it is to convert a sinner, or to deliver a soul from Purgatory. It is an infinite good, which is greater than to create heaven and earth, because we give to a soul the possession of God. If by this practice we deliver but one soul in our life from Purgatory, or convert but one sinner, would not that be enough to induce a truly charitable man to embrace it?” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #172)
Again, you don’t have to do great deeds to get extraordinary results, because the essential of this devotion is the interior. With the interior spirit your daily duties are enough. And this is what pleases Jesus. .
Sr. Lucia of Fatima explains:
“Many persons, feeling that the word penance implies great austerities, and not feeling that they have the strength for great sacrifices, become discouraged and continue a life of lukewarmness and sin.” Then she said Our Lord explained to her: “The sacrifice required of every person is the fulfillment of his duties in life and the observance of My law. This is the penance that I now seek and require.”
Mastering the interior spirit is similar to how you learned lines in a play in school or like learning to drive a car. Think of how focused you were at first, but how easy it is now. It becomes almost effortless.
Imagine for a second what your life would look like if your devotion to Mary was as great as the devotion to Mary you read about in the lives of the Saints.
And the more you love God, the higher your place will be in Heaven. Not to mention the great peace and joy you will experience in this life.
This is indeed possible for you. Remember, Jesus turned poor fishermen into great Saints. And Saints weren’t born saints. But the grace of God which made them Saints can do the same for you.
St. Ignatius of Loyola said: “Few souls understand what God would accomplish in them if they were to abandon themselves unreservedly to Him and if they were to allow His grace to mold them accordingly.”
You know that Mary, the “mold of God”, will teach you how to do that, because you read above from the “The Glories of Mary” of St. Alphonsus Liguori: “Mary is so desirous to do us good, that she can bear no delay; and not being a miserly keeper of her favors, but the Mother of mercy, she cannot restrain herself from dispensing, as soon as possible among her servants, the treasures of her liberality.”
Here’s something you may not have thought of…
Fr. Boudon, author of “The Holy Slavery of the Admirable Mother of God”, St. Louis de Montfort’s favorite Marian book, also wrote a book on the Angels. (You can find it on our “Marian Resources” page. It’s the best book on Angels I’ve ever read.)
In it, he wrote:
“Be devout to the Guardian Angels of your friends; they render you in many instances greater services than you are aware; and sometimes they even give you assistance which you do not receive from your own Angel Guardian. There are occasions on which they interest themselves in your behalf for the sake of those of whom they have the care, knowing that your friendship is profitable to them for the good of their souls.”
How happy do you think the good Angels will be when they see you reading books which can help you make rapid advances in living your consecration to Mary? Especially when they know what Our Lady can accomplish through you on behalf of the people they were sent to protect. You’re helping the souls of those they’re protecting get to Heaven.
So, in taking your devotion to Mary to the next level, you're assured of the help of the Holy Angels and the Poor Souls in Purgatory. Not to mention Our Lady’s all-powerful protection.
You’ll also have the powerful help of St. Louis de Montfort, if you pray to him. He wrote the “True Devotion to Mary” precisely to increase the numbers of those truly devoted to her.
He said: “It is to increase their number that I have taken my pen to put on paper what I have taught, in public and in private, during my missions for many years” (#110).
Can you see how you can’t go wrong with any of the books here?
And which will constantly produce great returns, because Our Lady “hinders their virtues from being dissipated, their merits from withering, their graces from being lost, the devil from hurting them, and even Our Lord from punishing them when they sin” (A quote attributed to St. Bonaventure in the “True Devotion to Mary”, #174).
And everything will fit conveniently on one bookshelf.
Since the cost of each book is only a few cents per day, and because Our Lady can “accomplish far more than all you can ask or imagine” (cf. Eph. 3:20), can you afford not to own these books? It’s up to you.
You’re investing in your own salvation and that of countless souls. You’re taking an active and necessary part in Mary’s apostolic mission.
You’ll also get free Marian content. Like the free ebook you get when you confirm your subscription, I think you’ll find the information better than material you’d pay for elsewhere. You might as well leverage this today, because in the next half hour you’re going to discover what almost no one knows about living ‘in Mary’.
St. Louis de Montfort actually missed this book, which may be part of the reason why he said very little about living ‘in Mary’.
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Souls who are unknowingly on the wrong path will eventually appreciate your taking this step today.
But there are two types of people these books are not for:
(1) Those looking for a “magic pill”
(2) Those “shooting for Purgatory”
First, as great as these books are, they’re not magic pills. They require some effort on your part. St. Louis de Montfort is quite clear about that.
“If Mary, who is the tree of life, is well cultivated in our soul by fidelity to the practices of this devotion, she will bear her fruit in her own time, and her fruit is none other than Jesus Christ” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #218).
“By this practice, faithfully observed, you will give Jesus more glory in a month than by any other practice, however difficult, in many years” (#222).
So, yes, you do have to do something. There is some effort required on your part. And you can always turn to Mary, who wants you to succeed in this.
“It is she who obtains the graces of fidelity and perseverance for those who attach themselves to her” (#175).
But God wants to be united with you as soon as you pass from this world. He would rather you go straight to Heaven than make a stop in Purgatory.
Why do you think Jesus said: “Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Mt. 5:48)? Because the perfect go straight to Heaven.
“My delights were to be with the children of men” (Prov. 8:31). That doesn’t sound like God wants His union with you to be delayed, does it?
Anyone shooting for Purgatory isn’t on the same page as God.
So, if you fall into either or both of those categories, then in the long run, it’s better that you keep your money.
I’m not going to tell you to order today because the prices are going up, because they’re not. I don’t like those kinds of manipulative techniques, and I’m assuming you’re far too astute for them anyway.
But I am going to give you 5 reasons to ACT TODAY.
FIRST. St Louis de Montfort says this devotion is “the most glorious to God” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #91). And “by this practice, faithfully observed, you will give Jesus more glory in a month than by any other practice, however difficult, in many years” (#222).
SECOND. Our Lady needs you. And it’s the best way to respond to her requests at Fatima. I don’t need to repeat everything that’s already been said about that.
THIRD. For yourself. St. Louis says this devotion is “more sanctifying to the soul…than any other of the devotions to her” (#118).
And he says it’s also a more perfect imitation of Christ. “Having, then, before our eyes an example so plain and so well-known to the whole world, are we so senseless as to imagine that we can find a more perfect or a shorter means of glorifying God than that of submitting ourselves to Mary, after the example of her Son?” (#139)
Although you’re trying to live your life in the state of grace, many aren’t and many are deceived. God Himself says so: “Sometimes a way seems right to a man, but the end of it leads to death!” (Prov. 14:12). The exact same words are repeated in Proverbs 16:25.
Some of these people (maybe more than you think) are like the Pharisee mentioned in the Gospel. You know the one: “O God, I give Thee thanks that I am not like the rest of men…” (Lk. 18:11).
FIFTH. The great power you’ll have over the devil. We’ve touched on that briefly. He fears this devotion more than any others. The “faithful and true servants of Mary…give him more trouble to overcome than it does to conquer others” (#50), because “by their words and their examples they shall bend the whole world to true devotion to Mary” (#48).
“They shall be great and exalted before God in sanctity, superior to all other creatures by their animated zeal, and leaning so strongly on the divine aid, that, with the humility of their heel, in union with Mary, they shall crush the head of the devil, and cause Jesus Christ to triumph” (#54).
“When you start reading something on the Immaculate, do not forget that at that moment you come into contact with a living being, who loves you, who is pure, without stain. She will reveal herself to you through the phrases that you read and will convey to you thoughts, convictions, feelings that the author himself could not possible even imagine.”
Finally, remember the words of St. John of the Cross: “O souls, created for these grandeurs and called to them! What are you doing? How are you spending your time?”
When you click the big blue button below, you’ll begin to cross the bridge between the spiritual life you have now, and the spiritual life you really want to have.