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Now, I had to ask myself these questions when I noticed I had basically stalled after making my consecration. It didn’t make sense.
Writing to you as someone devoted to Mary, what could possibly be the roadblocks? After all, St. Louis-Marie said that this Marian devotion is the “surest, easiest, shortest, and the most perfect means by which to go to Jesus Christ” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #55).
And he added: “By this practice, faithfully observed, you will give Jesus more glory in a month than by any other practice, however difficult, in many years” (T.D., #222).
But he also said: “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 but 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?” (T.D., #119)
I had an uphill battle. I had to reconcile why the greatest number did not reach the third step in this easiest of Marian devotions.
The first and main problem is the BIG ENEMY: Satan. He HATES mankind, and this devotion in particular. Pay close attention to what follows.
First of all, St. Paul said: “For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places” (Eph. 6:12).
And you remember what St. Peter said: “Be sober and vigilant. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Pt. 5:8).
St. Louis-Marie wrote: “Principally in these latter times, the devil, knowing that he has but little time, and now less than ever, to destroy souls, will every day redouble his efforts and his combats. He will presently raise up new persecutions, and will put terrible snares before the faithful servants and true children of Mary, whom it gives him more trouble to surmount than it does to conquer others” (T.D., #50).
“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” (T.D., #90).
“And no wonder: for Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light” (2 Cor. 11:14).
The “Commentary on the Treatise on the True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin” explains these false devotions and their remedies in more detail than you’ll find anywhere else. You’ll see what to do and what to avoid like the plague.
Speaking about himself, St. Louis-Marie said: “I clearly foresee that raging beasts shall come in fury to tear with their diabolical teeth this little writing and him whom the Holy Ghost has made use of to write it, or at least to smother it in the silence of a coffer, that it may not appear” (T.D., #114).
So, as you can clearly see, the main difficulties you’re having in making progress in living your consecration to Jesus through Mary ARE NOT YOUR FAULT. You have quite a formidable enemy, who exerts every moment in trying to leave you with nothing, zilch, nada.
Now following closely on the first obstacle, the second part of the struggle was the lack of the proper tools to help understand and live the “True Devotion to Mary”. Even Pope St. John Paul II lamented “how often I had to reread it to understand it.”
But I persevered. It was too important not to. I think you’ll agree that you don’t simply want a better devotion to Mary, but a remarkable Marian devotion like those of the Saints. After all, the greater your devotion to Mary, the more God is loved. And you do want that, don’t you?
Thanks to the internet, I was able to search the world for help. I couldn’t find as many helpful books in English as I found in French. And those findings were watershed moments for me. I became quite hopeful then.
Now, there’s more. Not only did he call this Marian devotion a secret of grace, but also “a mystery of grace unknown to even the wisest and most spiritual among Christians” (T.D., #21).
And because St. Louis-Marie said most souls don’t reach the highest level where they “breathe Mary as the body breathes air” (T.D., #217), I knew I couldn’t be the only one having difficulty understanding and living the Marian consecration.
The nature of the “True Devotion to Mary” itself convinced me that these guides would be useful for many. Fr. Plessis, a Montfort Father, in his “Commentary on the Treatise on the True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin”, said that in the “True Devotion to Mary” St. Louis-Marie “shows his intention of only saying things briefly, and he avoids lingering over proofs.”
Even Pope Benedict XV notes this character about the book: “If the book is of great authority and great unction, it is also “little by volume”.” St. Louis-Marie wrote the “True Devotion to Mary” on-the-fly, as it were, and it needs to be explained in greater depth.
Now you can conveniently have at your fingertips on one small bookshelf the “True Devotion to Mary Series”, the only series ever published on the “True Devotion to Mary”. You can finally get your hands on the information that will help you understand this secret and mystery of grace.
You can start by looking over the shoulder of St. Louis-Marie when you read “The Holy Slavery of the Admirable Mother of God”, the book which skyrocketed his own devotion to Mary. He said he “read nearly all the books which profess to treat of devotion to Our Lady” (T.D., #118). Yet, his biographers say this is the one that had the greatest influence on him.
And that’s for starters. But before we go on…
If the above isn’t what you want or believe, then the “True Devotion to Mary Series” isn’t for you. And if you don’t think these books can produce the effects that St. Louis-Marie says it does, like giving “Jesus more glory in a month than by any other practice, however, difficult, in many years” (T.D., #222), then you don’t need to read any further. Goodbye to the doubters!
But if you’re like me and believe this devotion produces what St. Louis de Montfort says it can, and you want to slash the time off which it takes you experience the effects of this devotion, then…
“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.”
Did you catch the underlined phrase? What first part of this preparation? That’s how you know that part of the “True Devotion to Mary” is missing. The “Commentary on the Treatise on the True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin” unpacks the whole story.
"Passages drawn from the life of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort have been added to the meditations."
These passages are from an untranslated biography of St. Louis-Marie. So, you will be seeing this information for the first time. And, unlike any other preparation for consecration book, this one includes information on Fr. Rene Mulot, St. Louis-Marie's first saintly successor.
“Therefore, brothers, be all the more eager to make your call and election firm, for, in doing so, you will never stumble” (2 Pt. 1:10).
This is two books in one, and with it, you’ll be able to carry out the words of St. Peter. It gives you a rock-solid foundation, drawn heavily from Papal teachings.
This is what you’ve been waiting for. Let’s get down to brass tacks.
“It is from Montfort that I have taken my motto: “Totus tuus” (“I am all thine”). Someday I’ll have to tell you Montfortians how I discovered De Montfort’s “Treatise on True Devotion to Mary”, and how often I had to reread it to understand it.
“Thanks to St. Louis de Montfort, I came to understand that true devotion to the Mother of God is actually Christocentric, indeed, it is very profoundly rooted in the Mystery of the Blessed Trinity, and the mysteries of the Incarnation and Redemption.
“In our times when Marian devotion is quite alive but not always sufficiently enlightened, it would be good to recapture Fr. de Montfort’s fervor and his correct tone, in order to give the Virgin her rightful place and to learn how to pray to her.”
Referring to the Marian devotion he teaches, St. Louis-Marie said:
“But after all, I loudly protest that, having read nearly all the books which profess to treat of devotion to Our Lady, and having conversed familiarly and holily with the best and wisest men of these latter times, I have never known nor heard of any practice of devotion towards her at all equal to the one which I now wish to unfold…and finally, being more glorious to God, more sanctifying to the soul, and more useful to our neighbor, than any other of the devotions to her” (T.D., #118).
Obviously, by letting the “True Devotion to Mary Series” take your devotion to Mary to the highest level, you are becoming part of something much bigger, and are making a significant, positive contribution to the noblest thing of all: the salvation of souls. And the fruit you gain will last for all eternity and be acknowledged by the entire heavenly court.
You will truly be carrying out Jesus’ words: “But store up treasures in Heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal” (Mt. 6:20).
You’ll be carrying out the words of St. James: “Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).
St. Louis-Marie adds: “The fourth good office which Our Lady renders to her children and faithful servants is to protect and defend them. Mary, the good Mother of the predestinate, hides them under the wings of her protection, as a hen hides her chickens. She puts herself round about them, and she accompanies them, like an army in battle array.
“This good Mother and powerful Princess of the heavens would rather dispatch battalions of millions of Angels to succor one of her servants than that it should ever be said that a faithful servant of Mary, who trusted in her, had had to succumb to the malice, the number, and the vehemence of his enemies” (T.D., #210).
This is certainly within your reach, because St. Louis-Mary writes: “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!” (T.D., #172)
Notice that? Your ordinary actions. You don’t have to do anything spectacular or noteworthy to get these results, because you, among the few, will have grasped the essence of this devotion, which is its interior.
And right before that, he said: "To understand the excellence of this motive, 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?" (T.D., #172)
And now you can also see why you get much greater, even remarkable, results from this Marian devotion without adding any new exterior practices. You don’t need to take on any additional obligations. That’s the genius of this devotion. And that’s what the “True Devotion to Mary Series” gives you: the necessary interior spirit to get the results God and Mary want you to have.
If “eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, and what has not entered the human heart, what God has prepared for those who love Him” (1 Cor. 2:9), you can’t even begin to imagine what Our Lady, the Mediatrix of all graces, has in store for you.
A.1: Yes. St. Louis-Marie taught this devotion to everyone “in public and in private.” Jesus said: “I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly” (Jn. 10:10). Which means you deserve this. And He will give you every grace you need to help you make great progress. You owe this to yourself.
Q.2: Does it take a lot of time to learn?
A.2: No. St. Louis-Marie wrote: “As there are secrets of nature to do in a short time and at little cost and with facility, natural operations, so also in like manner there are secrets in the order of grace to do in a short time with sweetness and facility, supernatural operations, such as emptying ourselves of self, filling ourselves with God, and becoming perfect” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #82). Imagine how happy you’ll be when this happens for you.
St. Maximilian Kolbe said: “We should put into practice what we have read. It is sufficient to dedicate five minutes daily to the reading, but be resolute, and do not omit these five minutes any day. This will be an assurance of advancement in perfection. It will likewise be a healthful nourishment for our souls, because it will serve to give us wings in our flight to the summits of our desired holiness, and a closer union with the Immaculata.” Five minutes a day is a pretty small commitment, isn’t it?
Q.3: Is it hard to do?
A.3: No. It’s easy with your cooperation. Mary can only lead you to God, and she protects you. When God describes His relationship with the soul, He always uses the image of marriage. “As a young man marries a virgin, your Builder shall marry you; and as a bridegroom rejoices in his bride so shall your God rejoice in you” (Isa. 62:5). And, ideally, marriage is not supposed to be hard, but fun, don’t you agree? God wants a fun relationship with you, don’t you think? And especially because He said: “My delights were to be with the children of men” (Prov. 8:31).
Q.4: Does it cost a lot of money?
A.4: The small investment for each book amounts to a few cents a day. You would spend more on a dinner for two, or even for one in some places. And you’ll discover how the books more than pay for themselves.
To be perfectly honest, your procrastination only helps Satan, and plays right into his hands, because he knows that “the faithful and true servants of Mary give him more trouble to surmount than it does to conquer others” (T.D., #50). That’s why it’s important for you to ACT NOW!
It’s easy to get started, and I encourage you to do so today. As you read above, Mary can bear no delay in doing good things for you.
All you have to do is click on the images above or on the Books tab at the top of the page.
I can't promise you that this incredibly simple but powerful Series will be of any use to you, because you may simply read the books and not apply the knowledge. But I can promise you that these easy-to-use guides will give you results in your Marian devotion that you can’t even imagine.
Now that you’ve had a taste of what the “True Devotion to Mary Series” can do for you, I wonder how quickly you are going to buy these books.
You can always contact me at casimir.valla [at] gmail.com.
I wish you the greatest success in your Marian journey!
Ad Iesum per Mariam (To Jesus through Mary),
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