Two Catholics, separated by twelve centuries, have had a great impact on the life of the Church. But they had two remarkably different journeys.
The first, who lived in the fifth century, lost his way as a young man. He joined a pagan religion and fathered a child out of wedlock. Naturally, this caused his mother great grief. She prayed for years that he would come to the Church.
And He “who is able to accomplish far more than all we ask or imagine” (Eph. 3:20), granted her much more than she asked, because He made her son not only a Saint but also a Doctor of the Church.
By now, you’ve figured out that I’m talking about St. Augustine, whose mother was St. Monica.
Twelve centuries later, you meet another young man, who, by all accounts, preserved his Baptismal innocence. His best friend would later say that Marian devotion was, as it were, born with him. And he became one of the greatest Marian Saints in the history of the Church.
In fact, he wrote the Marian classic, the “True Devotion to Mary”. So it’s clear that I’m talking about St. Louis-Marie de Montfort.
Although these two Saints took vastly different paths, what was it that ignited them both and put them firmly on the path to sainthood?
It was the same in each of their cases: one book.
In St. Augustine’s case, it was the Hortensius of Cicero.
Here’s what St. Augustine says in Book 3, Chapter 4, of his Confessions:
“Among such as these, at that unstable period of my life, I studied books of eloquence, wherein I was eager to be eminent from a damnable and inflated purpose, even a delight in human vanity. In the ordinary course of study, I lighted upon a certain book of Cicero, whose language, though not his heart, almost all admire. This book of his contains an exhortation to philosophy, and is called Hortensius. This book, in truth, changed my affections, and turned my prayers to Thyself, O Lord, and made me have other hopes and desires.
“Worthless suddenly became every vain hope to me; and, with an incredible warmth of heart, I yearned for an immortality of wisdom, and began now to arise that I might return to Thee. Not, then, to improve my language—which I appeared to be purchasing with my mother’s means, in that my nineteenth year, my father having died two years before—not to improve my language did I have recourse to that book; nor did it persuade me by its style, but its matter.”
Fast forward twelve centuries to our Marian Saint, St. Louis-Marie de Montfort. He also read one book which transformed his Marian devotion and took it to a completely different level. Here’s what some of his biographers had to say about this book’s 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 (“The Holy Slavery of the Admirable Mother of God”) written on this subject by the late Fr. Boudon.”
Montfort Father Jean-Marie Texier: “The writings of this holy priest (Fr. Boudon) charmed the fervent seminarian (St. Louis-Marie) in his free time and gave a lively impulse to his momentum toward the good. But none captivated him as much as “The Holy Slavery of the Admirable Mother of God”.
“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 is pretty remarkable, since St. Louis-Marie said he “read nearly all the books which profess to treat of devotion to Our Lady” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #118). And yet, this was his favorite Marian book. This means this book did more to increase his Marian devotion than even the writings of the Saints.
“The Holy Slavery of the Admirable Mother of God” contains the simple, step-by-step blueprint St. Louis-Marie used to become a great Marian Saint. In fact, it’s from this book that St. Louis-Marie took his motto: “God alone.”
While Cicero’s Hortensius may be lost to posterity, “The Holy Slavery of the Admirable Mother of God” is not.
What might shock you is that although it was first published in 1667, it’s never been available in English until now. It took me several years to find a copy in French, and then I translated it.
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