“To Jesus Through Mary” – Period.

Due to Pope St. John Paul II’s influence, many people nowadays are making St. Louis de Montfort’s Consecration to Jesus through Mary.

And why not? St. Louis said:

“To sum up, Mary becomes everything to that soul in the service of Jesus Christ. Only experience can teach the wonders wrought by Mary, wonders so great that neither the wise nor the proud, nor even many of the devout can believe them” (“The Secret of Mary”, #57).

On the other hand, he also said:

“I have found many people who, with admirable zeal, have adopted the exterior practices of this holy slavery of Jesus and Mary, but I have found only a few who have accepted its interior spirit, and still fewer who have persevered in it” (Secret, #44).

Now, Montfort Father Jean-Marie Texier has written a book titled…

“To Jesus Through Mary”

     This book reveals surprisingly easy ways for you to accept its interior spirit and persevere in this devotion. It truly is chock-full of time-tested proven secrets of Marian devotion you won’t find anywhere else. Secrets such as:

(1) The reasons why you make yourself Mary’s slave and why this isn’t giving to her what is due to God alone (You’ll also see why “slave” isn’t a derogatory term in Marian devotion.) (p.74)

(2) How Mary’s slaves have a special glory in heaven (p.76)

(3) Why the devil tries everything to separate you from Mary (What he knows and you don’t.)

(4) Why Mary is called the “Gate of Heaven” and why you can’t get there without her (p.81)

(5) The precise way to “merit a glorious place in the eternal ages” (pp.93-94)

(6) Why every Saturday is dedicated to Mary (p.98)

(7) Why the Holy Slavery is the most secure protection from all errors (p.100)

(8) The main cause of egoism, how it destroys your spiritual life… and the simple remedy for it (p.104)

(9) Why you aren’t experiencing the benefits of this devotion, and the easy way to solve this problem (p.106)

(10) “Let a man fallen into evil try to raise himself by penance, Satan will try hard to make him doubt mercy and the divine goodness. If you are converted, he will exaggerate the difficulties of perseverance, by showing you that God will grow tired of giving you these graces, which you abuse. With what a treacherous art he disfigures in the sight of our imagination the sweet face of our kind, good God! He does not even respect souls who are already advanced in perfection.” After pointing out how Satan attacks you in these ways, in the next paragraph, Fr. Texier gives the remedy for these attacks (p.107)

(11) Why to mistrust God is to be mistaken about His nature and not to understand His religion. And what God has done to reassure you completely (pp.109-110)

(12) The way to take God by His “weak side” no matter what sins you’ve committed and always be assured of forgiveness (p.110)

(13) Why embracing the Holy Slavery – this Marian devotion – is a sign God has reserved choice graces for you (p.112)

(14) Why your “state of belonging to Mary is an excellent means of receiving immense supplies of graces” (p.114)

(15) 2 excellent motives for you to have unshakeable confidence in Mary (Keep these in mind… along with everything else you discover in this chapter, and you’ll see precisely how Mary will grant you more than you can ask or imagine.) (p.115)

(16) Why your “death will be sweet” because of the Holy Slavery (p.118)

(17) Why St. Louis said this devotion to Mary is an “excellent means pf persevering in virtue” (p.119)

(18) Chapter 20 reveals how despite a sincere conversion… a desire to repair the past… and a firm purpose of amendment… souls still fall…and the perfect remedy for this. (This chapter alone is worth the price of the book.) (p.119)

(19) How this devotion “assures us in a special way of (Mary’s) permanent help” (p.121)

(20) Reveals the “quintessence of the devotion preached by Montfort” and how with it “we remain in Mary as a permanent state.” (St. Louis says most of the Saints didn’t know this, and even most people who make their consecration, but it’s yours on page 122. This is perhaps the most consoling and encouraging chapter in this book.) (p.122)

(21) What will cause Mary to “overwhelm you with her love” (p.123)

(22) Why Mary’s presence in a soul is the natural outcome of the perfect devotion practiced faithfully and constantly” (p.126)

(23) Precisely why Mary has to reward your generosity toward her in a way that is “eminently superior” (p.128)

(24) How souls who wholeheartedly consecrated themselves to Mary and frequently repeat their consecration, often take it back in practice – even daily. (The 2 qualities you need to make sure you’re not one of these people) (p.133)

(25) What St. Louis considers “the most important” aspect of this devotion, and which “every Christian must aspire to” (p.134)

(26) The task Mary will acquit herself of with “as much joy as care” – in your behalf – if you allow her the freedom and time (p.135)

(27) Why Mary “was created and placed in the world, why she was enriched with eminent and transcendent graces” (p.135)

(28) Why your consent to Mary’s action is indispensable. (p.135)

(29) What has to happen for the Holy Spirit to speed up His action in your soul, accomplish great things in you, and make you a great saint (pp.137-138)

There’s more.

(30) Why labors and extraordinary sufferings are NOT necessary for union with God (p.142)

(31) What really causes holiness. (It’s NOT the multitude or greatness of your good works.) (p.142)

(32) Why Mary is so eager to defend your interests with God (p.149)

(33) Why you must EXPECT to see Mary giving your works all their perfection, and how she does this (p.150)

(34) How to give the smallest and most humble of your works “all the value possible” at every instant of your day, “increasing your treasure, rendering more glory to God, and pleasing the heart of our Mother” (pp.151-152)

(35) Airtight reasons why your consecration and your practice of this perfect devotion gives you “a particular power to relieve or deliver the suffering souls” in Purgatory (p.155)

(36) Why you can “believe practically in the power of your prayers, in spite of the false reasons that your humility seems to inspire” (p.156)

(37) How being faithful to your consecration helps you avoid Purgatory altogether (or at least shorten your stay there)… and… how to turn the daily annoyances you experience from unavoidable human contact to your great benefit (p.157)

(38) Why the Assumption should be one of your favorite Solemnities (p.160)

Pretty amazing, don’t you agree? And there’s more… much more.

But why would you – or should you – listen to Fr. Texier? It’s simple.

The Montfort Fathers say: “He loved the Most Blessed Virgin with the heart of a child; he spoke of her with the heart of his Blessed Father (St. Louis de Montfort).”

And in the “History of the Company of Mary” – the history of the Montfort Fathers – they call him “a remarkable spiritual writer”.

All told, he gives you an authentic explanation of St. Louis’s Marian spirituality.

I can assure you this book is new (to the English-speaking world) and different. There are things in this book which you have never even heard of before. For example…

St. Louis de Montfort says…

“As a counterfeiter does not ordinarily counterfeit anything but gold and silver…, so the evil spirit does not for the most part counterfeit the other devotions, but only those to Jesus and Mary,… because they are, among other devotions, what gold and silver are amongst metals” (True Devotion, #90).

Now, on pages 130-131, Fr. Texier gives you 3 unmistakable signs to recognize Mary’s presence in your soul. It’s impossible for the devil to counterfeit these signs. And this is the ONLY book where you can find them.

Again, I’m sure you’ll agree the secrets you’re going to discover are quite amazing.

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“Announcing an “apprenticeship program” for aspiring Saints”

This “apprenticeship program” is the same “program” St. Louis-Marie de Montfort used to become the Gold Standard of Marian Saints.

St. Louis’ best friend said it was his favorite. And Montfort Father Jean-Marie Texier said nothing captivated St. Louis as much as this “program”. It had a profound effect on his life.

Towards the end of his life, St. Louis met up with his best friend, Canon Blain. And Blain said: “In the conversation which we had together, he confessed to me that God favored him with a very special grace, which was the abiding presence of Jesus and Mary in the depths of his soul.”

And this “apprenticeship program” helped St. Louis get to the point where he confided to a lady that the Blessed Virgin was so present in his soul, so profoundly graven on his heart, that, after God, he could neither move nor act except “in her, by her, and for her.”

Now, for the first time, you have the opportunity to get St. Louis de Montfort’s actual blueprint for becoming a Saint. Although it was first made available in French in 1667, it hasn’t been available in English until now.

If you’ve been struggling for years to get your Marian devotion off the ground, and want the breakthrough which can drastically transform your Marian devotion, this may very well be the answer to all your prayers. St. Louis found this to be the ultimate solution to get him where he wanted to be in his Marian devotion. It can do the same for you as well.

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Marian Gift (no cost & no opt-in required)

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Did you know that for centuries the Catholic Church has recommended one specific, definitive solution to all the problems which have ever plagued the Church, including the current scandals?

I discovered this while reading St. Louis de Montfort’s “True Devotion to Mary”.

And this complimentary Marian gift I’m giving you today contains detailed information about this specific remedy, information you won’t find elsewhere.

Please follow me briefly here, and you’ll see why this Marian gift contains what the Church has repeatedly said for centuries is the definitive solution to any and all disorders in the Church.

St. Louis-Marie de Montfort says in his “True Devotion to Mary”

“Hence it comes to pass that the most perfect consecration to Jesus Christ is nothing else but a perfect and entire consecration of ourselves to the Blessed Virgin, and this is the devotion I teach; or, in other words, a perfect renewal of the vows and promises of holy Baptism” (#120).

He continues: “Men,” says St. Thomas, “make a vow at their Baptism to renounce the devil and all his pomps.” “This vow,” says St. Augustine, “is the greatest and most indispensable of all vows.” It is thus also that canonists speak: “The chief of vows is the one we make at Baptism.”

“Yet who has kept this great vow? Who is it that faithfully performs the promises of holy Baptism? Have not almost all Christians swerved from the loyalty which they promised Jesus in their Baptism? Whence can come this universal disobedience, except from our forgetfulness of the promises and commitments of holy Baptism, and from the fact that hardly any one ratifies of himself the contract he made with God by those who stood sponsors for him?” (#127)

“This is so true, that the Council of Sens, convoked by order of Louis the Débonnaire to remedy the disorders of Christians, which were then so great, judged that the principal cause of that corruption of morals arose from the forgetfulness and ignorance in which men lived of the commitments of holy Baptism; and it could think of no better means for remedying so great an evil than to persuade Christians to renew the vows and promises of Baptism” (#128).

“Now, if the Councils, the Fathers, and experience even, show us that the best means of remedying the irregularities of Christians is by making them call to mind the obligations of their Baptism, and persuading them to renew now the vows they made then, does it not stand to reason that we shall so it in a perfect manner by this devotion and consecration of ourselves to Our Lord, through His holy Mother? I say in perfect manner; because in thus consecrating ourselves to Him we make use of the most perfect of all means, namely, the Blessed Virgin” (#130).

“No one can object to this devotion as either a new or an indifferent one. It is not new; because the Councils, the Fathers, and many authors both ancient and modern, speak of this consecration to Our Lord, in renewing the vows and promises of Baptism, as of a thing anciently practiced, and which they counsel to all Christians.

“Neither is it a matter of indifference; because the principal source of all disorders, and consequently the eternal perdition of Christians, comes from their forgetfulness and indifference about this practice” (#131).

This valuable short book I’m giving you today at no cost helps establish you on the Gibraltar foundation of your baptismal promises, and you’ll be much less likely to forget them.

It’s called “Consecration to Mary and the Baptismal Promises according to Saint Louis-Marie de Montfort”, by Montfort Father Jean-Maurice Bonin. I translated it from French.

And it’s yours today with my compliments, at no cost, on the house. And again, no opt-in is required.

I’ve given family and friends a more detailed explanation about it, and they are dying for me to publish it. They just want to know when they can get it. And now it’s available for immediate download.

This is the deepest dive on the Baptismal promises you’ll ever read. In fact, although it mentions the Catechism of the Council of Trent, it teaches you more about Baptism than the Catechism of the Council of Trent, the Baltimore Catechism, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, combined.

And, if you like this Marian gift, please share it with as many others as you think will benefit from it, because the devil has clearly stepped up his diabolical plan and redoubled his efforts for the ruin of souls.

What’s more, Jesus and Mary need your help and the help of those you love right now, because as Ven. Pope Pius XII wrote in his Encyclical on the Mystical Body (Mystici Corporis, #44):

“Because Christ the Head holds such an eminent position, one must not think that He does not require the help of the Body…Yet this, also, must be held, marvelous though it may seem: Christ HAS NEED of His members…Moreover as our Savior does not rule the Church directly in a visible manner, He WILLS to be helped by the members of His Body in carrying out the work of redemption.”

Remember, you risk nothing, because there’s no cost or charge to you or opt-in required.

Here’s the link to your complimentary book:

“Consecration to Mary and the Baptismal Promises according to Saint Louis-Marie de Montfort”

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Marian Cheat Sheet #1

Ave Maria!

St. Louis de Montfort warns…

“There are at this time, more than ever, false devotions to our Blessed Lady which it is easy to mistake for true ones. The devil, like a counterfeiter and a subtle and experienced deceiver, has already deceived and destroyed so many souls by a false devotion to the Blessed Virgin, that he makes a daily use of his diabolical experience to plunge many others by this same way into everlasting perdition.

“As a counterfeiter 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 amongst metals” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #90).

Here is a free Marian cheat sheet which reveals to you the 7 things St. Louis says you should never do in your devotion to Mary.  It’s taken from the “Commentary on the Treatise on the True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin”.

Click on the link below, and then you can right click and save it to your computer. And please share it with others.

Ave Maria!

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Our Lady and Holy Mass

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Montfort Father J.M. Huppers has written a wonderful little book called “The Holy Mass in Union with Our Lady”. Here is his explanatory Foreword.

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Just as this most holy Body of Jesus was given to us through Mary, so it must be offered through Her hands; and we must receive through Her hands in the Sacrament what was supplied to us by Her and was born from Her most very chaste Womb. (St. Bonaventure)

In this little booklet we present to the reader some thoughts on the role and cooperation of the Most Holy Mother of Jesus in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, as well as some indications to recognize practically and make use of this collaboration of Our Lady.

This little work can serve as spiritual reading. It can also be used for meditation, to examine more thoroughly and assimilate more the considerations and exercises which are proposed in it.

Nothing prevents us from even making use of it during the Holy Sacrifice itself, especially on the days when it is granted to us to be present at more than one Holy Mass.

In this way we shall imbue ourselves us little by little with these thoughts and with other similar ones “which the Holy Spirit will supply us” if we are very interior, mortified and faithful to the great and solid devotion which Montfort taught us. They will spontaneously return to us in spirit in our participation in the august Sacrifice. And this will be to the great benefit of God, the Most Blessed Virgin, souls, and ourselves.

It goes without saying that we do not want to impose on anyone these considerations and practices, which, verbally proposed, were already able to be of great help for many persons. They are intended for the “children and slaves of love” of the Most Blessed Virgin, who, according to the pressing recommendation of the divine Heart of Jesus to His favorite confidante, Margaret-Mary, feel an imperative need to unite themselves with their “dear Everything with Jesus” in their holiest actions and above all in the Sacrifice of our altars. Let each, besides, chose according to his attractions from the diverse practices proposed. Since we do not lose sight here of the Most Holy Mother of Jesus, we can justly refer to the “beautiful freedom of the children of God.”

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Best part: “The Holy Mass in Union with Our Lady” is only ninety-nine cents ($0.99)! You can get it by clicking>>here<<.

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Marian eBook (No Charge!)

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St. Louis de Montfort says we should “do all our actions by Mary, with Mary, in Mary, and for Mary; so that we may do them all the more perfectly by Jesus, with Jesus, in Jesus, and for Jesus” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #257).

Fair enough. Can’t disagree with that.

Yet, while he explains how to do all our actions by, with, and for Mary, he says almost nothing about how to do your actions ‘in Mary.’ See for yourself in #s 261-264 of his “True Devotion to Mary”, where he briefly talks about living ‘in Mary.’ And living ‘in Mary’ is the most important part!

This free ebook, “Life in and for Mary”, fills in this gap. It was written by Ven. Michael of St. Augustine.

What’s interesting is St. Louis says he “read nearly all the books which profess to treat of devotion to Our Lady” (#118). Yet, there’s no evidence he ever read this, although it was available during his lifetime.

It’s also important to remember what Montfort Fr. Armand Plessis says in the Introduction of his “Commentary on the Treatise on the True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin”:

“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.”

St. Louis wrote the “True Devotion to Mary” on the fly. In one sitting, in fact.

So you can see how important it is to have help in understanding it.

And St. Louis de Montfort even admits he left a lot out…

“I have now said many things about the most holy Virgin; but I have many more to say, and there are infinitely more which I shall omit, whether from ignorance, inability, or want of time, in the  design which I have to form a true client of Mary, and a true disciple of Jesus Christ” (#111).

So, today you can get started reading “Life in and for Mary” in minutes. It’s only sixteen pages, but it’s packed.

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St. Maximilian Kolbe

Today is the Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe. Here is an image from the church of Sant’Andrea della Valle in Rome where he was ordained priest.

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And here’s an image from the Roman church Sant’Andrea della Fratte where he offered his first Mass on the altar where Our Lady appeared to and converted Alphonse Ratisbonne.

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St. Maximilian gave some excellent advice in reading about Our Lady: “When you start reading something on the Immaculate, do not forget that at that moment you come into contact with a living being, who loves you, who is pure, without stain. She will reveal herself to you through the phrases that you read and will convey to you thoughts, convictions, feelings that the author himself could not possibly even imagine.”

“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.”

Here are some excellent Marian Resources you’ll love.

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