Have A Great Devotion To Mary”
In every field of human endeavor, including spirituality, those who rise to the top must perpetually live in the light of publicity. Whether the leadership be vested in a man or woman, emulation and envy are ever at work. In art, in literature, in music, in history, and in spirituality, the reward and the punishment are always the same.
The reward is widespread recognition; the punishment, fierce denial, slander, and detraction. Think of the Saints who had crowds of people following them, but who also had vicious detractors. In our times, Pope St. John Paul the Great and St. Teresa of Calcutta come to mind.
When a person’s holiness becomes a standard for the whole world, it also becomes a target for the arrows of the envious few.
If the person’s work in spirituality is merely mediocre, he will be left alone – if he achieves a masterpiece of spirituality (i.e., becomes holy), it will set a million tongues wagging. Jealousy does not stick its forked tongue out at someone who appears to be a “typical Catholic”.
Whatsoever you write, or paint, or play, or sing, or build, no one will strive to surpass, or to slander you, unless your work is stamped with the seal of genius.
The Pharisees were so intensely jealous of Jesus Christ, Our Lord, because He had such a great following, that even Pilate “knew that the chief priests had delivered Him up out of envy” (Mk. 15:10). What really made them angry was that they couldn’t convict Him of sin. And He called them out on it. “Can any of you charge Me with sin?” (Jn. 8:46) And they were so envious, they even spread lies about Him after His resurrection (Mt. 28:12-15).
If the Master, why not the servant? The history of the Church is filled with countless examples of Saints who had to undergo the penalty of holiness.
Spiteful little voices were raised against St. Thomas Aquinas after his death, although many, including his teacher St. Albert the Great, held him in the greatest esteem.
St. John Vianney was publicly contradicted by his own associate pastor.
A priest tried to murder St. Charles Borromeo.
And of course you remember the nun who couldn’t stand St. Bernadette.
The list goes on and on and on.
The leader in spirituality is assailed because he is a leader, and the effort to equal him is merely added proof of that leadership.
Failing to equal or excel, the follower seeks to depreciate, belittle, or vilify – but only confirms once more the superiority of that which he strives to supplant.
As you’ve seen, there’s nothing new in this. It’s as old as the world (think about Cain and Abel) and as old as the human passions – envy, fear, greed, ambition, and the desire to surpass.
And it all avails nothing.
If the spiritual leader truly leads, he remains – the leader. In fact, a master in any field, whether in literature, art, music, or inventions – you name it – is always assailed. But each continues to hold his laurels through the ages.
That which is good or great makes itself known, no matter how loud the clamor of denial. That which deserves to live – lives.
That’s why St. Thomas Aquinas was declared the Church’s greatest Doctor, and is known as the Angelic Doctor.
That’s why St. John Vianney was declared Patron Saint of parish priests.
That’s why, almost 500 years later, people in Monza still flock to church at the ringing of the church bells, because of the great work St. Charles Borromeo did there.
That’s why the works of St. John of the Cross are still in print – almost 500 years later.
And He’s provided you a way to achieve this in the example of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort, author of arguably the greatest Marian classic “True Devotion to Mary”.
St. Louis-Marie de Montfort knew firsthand the penalty of leadership.
In the seminary, he was considered “too pious” (if you can believe that). Other seminarians thought he was odd, because he only spoke of Jesus and Mary. They even played pranks on him. But he’s the only one who’s a canonized Saint.
This persecution didn’t end after his priestly ordination. Throughout his 16 short years of priestly life, he was thrown OUT of no fewer than 7 dioceses. Bishops, priests, and some laypeople persecuted him from end to end.
On the other hand, there were two bishops who supported him, because they had the good sense to recognized his holiness. They gave him free reign for his Marian apostolate. And the places St. Louis-Marie de Montfort evangelized were the only places that didn’t cross over to the wrong side in the French Revolution.
But what God gave to the Church through him is unsurpassed. The Holy Spirit taught him a devotion which He kept secret even from most of the Saints.
As St. Louis says:
“There have been some Saints, but they have been in small numbers, who have passed by this sweet path to go to Jesus, because the Holy Ghost, faithful Spouse of Mary, has by a singular grace disclosed it to them. But the rest of the Saints, who are the greater number, although they have all had devotion to our Blessed Lady, have not on that account, or at least very little, entered upon this way. This is why they have had to pass through ruder and more dangerous trials” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #152).
“…a mystery of grace unknown to even the wisest and most spiritual among Christians” (#21)
“…a mystery of grace, unknown to the reprobate, and but little known even to the predestinate” (#33)
“…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).
“…a secret unknown to almost all Christians, even the most devout” (#177).
It’s such a secret, St. Louis says most who make their consecration to Mary make no real progress in it.
“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?” (#119)
Introducing the “Commentary on the Treatise on the True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin”, the only number-by-number commentary on St. Louis-Marie de Montfort’s “True Devotion to Mary”.
“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.”
They also said this book “furnishes to readers everything they must know in order to understand and taste the doctrine of Bl. Louis-Marie de Montfort.”
Furthermore, a letter from the Vatican’s Substitute Secretary of State, Giovanni Battista Montini (now known as Bl. Pope Paul VI), to Fr. Plessis, says this Commentary is “completely penetrated with the Marian piety which animated Bl. Grignion de Montfort.”
- the history of the “True Devotion to Mary” itself. (Did you know parts of it have disappeared?)
- a thorough and informative history of Marian devotion (so that you get the benefit of knowing how to defend Mary)
- why perfect consecration to Mary is perfect consecration to Jesus
- how to attain the heights of living a Marian life, so you can experience all the good effects of your consecration which St. Louis de Montfort talks about.
And this is just the beginning! You’ll learn the great importance of the Hail Mary for the slaves of Jesus in Mary. You’ll discover the remarkable power of Our Lady’s Magnificat and why you will want to recite it after Holy Communion. You’ll see the two conditions absolutely required to be led by the spirit of Mary (so that you can make rapid progress in your devotion to her and your spiritual life.)
You’ll learn the great benefits of allowing yourself to be led by Mary and how to bring this about. You’ll discover why this devotion is the easiest method of sanctifying yourself and arriving at union with Jesus Christ (and why this method must work). And you’ll be shown why imitating Mary is an assurance of reaching Christian perfection.
You’ll be given a more thorough explanation of the benefits of the life of Mary in you. You’ll see how it slashes the time it takes for you to get a firm grasp on this best of Marian devotions. You’ll read why this devotion is the best means of preserving grace.
You’ll see why consecration to Jesus by Mary’s hands is the most perfect of all consecrations. You’ll read about why consecrating yourself to Jesus through Mary is the best thing you can do for all those to whom you have real obligations. You’ll discover why the True Devotion to Mary is the best means to increase your confidence in Jesus and Mary. You’ll know why your consecration assures the maximum power to your prayers for your parents, friends, and benefactors.
If you want to read about the seven false Marian devotions which are destroying souls, how to avoid them, and what you must NEVER do, turn to page 236 and read very carefully.
wait till you discover…
- why being ranked among the faithful servants of Mary is the best thing you can do
- why this is the best means of acquiring and preserving divine Wisdom
- why St. Louis-Marie says that by this devotion “you will give Jesus more glory in a month than by any other practice in many years.”
- how all the predestined are members of Christ, but all the members of Christ are not predestined
- why you can be guaranteed Mary will never be an obstacle to divine union
- Mary’s role in the last times and why she must be victorious
- how the True Devotion to Mary imitates as exactly as possible the devotion of Jesus to Mary.
Fr. Plessis says as much in the Introduction:
“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 (St. Louis) 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.”
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