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True Devotion to Mary
with Preparation for Total Consecration
by St. Louis de Montfort
Considered by many to be the most important single book of Marian spirituality ever written, True Devotion to Mary, is St Louis de Montfort's classic statement on the spiritual way to Jesus Christ through the Blessed Virgin Mary.
In this beautiful and sublimely inspiring book, de Montfort explains the incredible spiritual effects which sincere devotion to Mary brings about in a person's life.
This new edition in the TAN Classic format includes an expanded Preparation for Total Consecration with readings and prayers. There is no better way to advance quickly in holiness, no better way to please God, and no better way to guarantee one's present sanctity and eternal salvation than the sincere devotion to Mary.
This is the original TAN edition now with updated typesetting, fresh new cover, new size and quality binding, and the same trusted content.
About the Author:
The author of The Secret of the Rosary and the originator of total consecration to Mary, St. Louis-Marie Grignion De Montfort (1673-1716) remains one of the greatest apostles of Marian devotion the world has ever known. As a young priest, De Montfort dedicated himself to preaching to the people. This highly gifted orator's language was simple but full of divine love, much as you will find in True Devotion to Mary. De Montfort's whole life was marked by constant prayer, love for the poor, and holy joy in humiliations and persecutions. De Montfort was canonized by Pius XII in 947.
Item No: TC1032
Publisher: Saint Benedict Press, LLC
Imprint: TAN Books
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 5.5" X 8.5" X 0.88"
Excerpts from this Book:
"True devotion to Our Lady is holy; that is to say, it leads the soul to avoid sin and to imitate the virtues of the Blessed Virgin, particularly her profound humility, her lively faith, her blind obedience, her continual prayer, her universal mortification, her divine purity, her ardent charity, her heroic patience, her angelic sweetness, and her divine wisdom. These are the ten principal virtues of the holiest Virgin."
— St. Louis De Montfort
"If we do not die to ourselves, and if our holiest devotions do not incline us to this necessary and useful death, we shall bring forth no fruit worth anything, and our devotions will become useless. All our good works will be stained by self-love and our own will. We must choose, therefore, among all the devotions to the Blessed Virgin, the one which draws us most toward this death to ourselves, inasmuch as it will be the best and the most sanctifying. For we must not think that all that shines is gold, that all that tastes sweet is honey, or that all that is easy to do and is done by the greatest number is the most sanctifying."
— St. Louis De Montfort, p. 40
"Let us say boldly with St. Bernard that we have need of a mediator with the Mediator Himself, and that it is the divine Mary who is the most capable of filling that charitable office. It was through her that Jesus Christ came to us, and it is through her that we must go to Him. If we fear to go directly to Jesus Christ, our God, whether because of His infinite greatness or because of our vileness or because of our sins, let us boldly implore the aid and intercession of Mary, our Mother. She is good, she is tender, she has nothing in her austere and forbidding, nothing too sublime and too brilliant. In seeing her, we see our pure nature."
— St. Louis de Montfort, p. 42