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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.

Foreword

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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Immaculate Heart of Mary

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“Jesus wants to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart” — Our Lady to Sr. Lucia at Fatima. In addition to celebrating the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua today, the Church also celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Catholics do NOT worship Mary. If you want the real scoop, click here, and you will discover what the real deal is.

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St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort

Today is the Feast of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort, one of the most Marian saints in the history of the Church.  He said that he read almost everything about the Blessed Virgin.  Yet, there was one Marian gem which he missed.  Subscribe to the Marian newsletter and get this gem for free by clicking here: http://blessedmarymotherofgod.com/truedevotiontomary.html.

Statue of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort in St. Peter's Basilica

Statue of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort in St. Peter’s Basilica

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Moving closer

The Saint steps on the serpent.

The Saint steps on the serpent.

Notre Dame des Ardilliers: one of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort's favorite places to pray.

Notre Dame des Ardilliers: one of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort’s favorite places to pray.

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St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe (2/10)

“What do these words mean: “To strive for the conversion and sanctification of the souls of all through Mary Immaculate?”  What do we want to emphasize by these words?  We want to emphasize that the shortest and surest way to conversion and sanctification is – “Mary Immaculate”.  Our desire is to follow that cause ourselves and to teach it to others.”

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St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe (2/7)

“The final aim of man is that to which he tends and for the attainment of which he uses all means.  Our aim is to love God through Mary Immaculate and in Her; therefore our whole life should be used for this purpose.”

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Secret Way of the Enclosed Garden – CLXXI

Conclusion

The seer of Patmos, the evangelist S. John, the Beloved Disciple of Jesus, the Child and the Almoner of Mary, speaks to us in his Apocalypse of an Angel who says to him: ‘Go and take the book that is open from the hand of the Angel who standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.  And I went to the Angel saying that he should give me the book.  And he said unto me: Take the book and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but in thy mouth it shall be sweet as honey.  And I took the book from the hand of the Angel and ate it up, and it was in my mouth sweet as honey; and when I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.”

This Angel holding his little book is Blessed de Montfort, who offers us his Secret of Mary.

The Evangelist who eats the little book is every one of us, who must make of it the spiritual food of our souls.

This little book made the belly of the prophet bitter but in his mouth it was sweet as honey.  The Devotion of the Holy Slavery is indeed bitter and hard to the old carnal and corrupt man whom we bear in us and who is represented by the belly.  Human nature dreads any discomfort or mortification; the senses, the passions, the world, the devil cannot bear them.  But this Doctrine of life and salvation will be sweet as honey to our souls which are like mouths filled with sanctifying grace which eat, taste, and enjoy supernatural things.

I would then boldly say to you: ‘Accipe librum et devora illum; Take this little book and eat it.’  Make of it, O Chosen Soul, your habitual daily food, for this little book of the True Devotion to Mary s the words of eternal LifeThrough Mary it leads us safely to Jesus living in us and reproduced in us on earth, and owned, loved and glorifying us eternally with Him, in Heaven.*

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