TRUE DEVOTION TO MARY: WITH PREPARATION FOR TOTAL CONSECRATION
SAINT LOUIS DE MONTFORT
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- The Original and Best 1863 Translation from the French by Father Frederick William Faber
- Two Books in One, True Devotion to Mary and 33-Day Preparation for Total Consecration
- A Classic Masterpiece of Marian Theology
- Includes Prefaces, an Introduction, a Biography of Saint Louis de Montfort and True Devotion Information
- Over 68,000 words including illustrations by Bartolome Esteban Murillo
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A Treatise on the True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin or True Devotion to Mary is regarded as the greatest book on the Blessed Virgin Mary ever written and has been really useful and practiced by eight Popes. This is the original ‘scrupulously faithful’ translation by Father Frederick William Faber. The great Marian Pope, Blessed Pope John Paul II practised this Devotion to Mary, in his Letter to the Montfort Fathers he says:
“A work destined to turn out to be a classic of Marian spirituality used to be published 160 years ago. St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort wrote the Treatise on True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin at the beginning of the 1700s, but the manuscript remained practically unknown for more than a century. When, almost accidentally, it used to be at last discovered in 1842 and published in 1843, the work used to be an instant success, proving extraordinarily effective in spreading the “true devotion” to the Most Holy Virgin.”
“My motto; ‘Totus Tuus’ is inspired by the teaching of St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort. These two words express total belonging to Jesus through Mary: ‘Tuus totus ego sum, et omnia mea tua sunt’, St Louis Marie wrote, and he translates his words: ‘I am all yours, and all that I have is yours, O most loving Jesus, through Mary, your most holy Mother’ (Treatise on True Devotion, n. 233). This Saint’s teaching has had a profound influence on the Marian devotion of some of the faithful and on my own life. This can be a lived teaching of outstanding ascetic and mystical depth, expressed in a full of life and passionate style that makes frequent use of images and symbols.”
“All our perfection”, St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort writes, “consists in being conformed, united and consecrated to Jesus Christ; and due to this fact, the most perfect of all devotions is, without any doubt, that which most perfectly conforms, unites and consecrates us to Jesus Christ. Now, Mary being the most conformed of all creatures to Jesus Christ, it follows that, of all devotions, that which most consecrates and conforms the soul to Our Lord is devotion to his holy Mother, and that the more a soul is consecrated to Mary, the more it is consecrated to Jesus (Treatise on True Devotion, n. 120).”
“When we praise her, love her, honour her or give anything to her, it is God who is praised, God who is loved, God who is glorified, and it is to God that we give, through Mary and in Mary (Treatise on True Devotion, n. 225).”
Saint Louis-Marie Grignon De Montfort used to be a Catholic Priest and Missionary in Brittany and Vendee, France. He used to be born in Montfort-sur-Meu in 1673 and died in 1716. He used to be canonized by Pius XII in 1947. His feast day is on April 28th. He is regarded as probably the most early proponents of the field of Mariology as it is known today, and a candidate to turn out to be a Doctor of the Church.
This EDC Edition includes additional religious illustrations.
PUBLISHER: CATHOLIC WAY PUBLISHING