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Immaculate Conception

Happy Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Blessed Pope Pius IX, in defining this dogma, wrote: “From the very beginning, and before time began, the eternal Father chose and prepared for his only-begotten Son a Mother in whom the Son of God would become incarnate and from whom, in the blessed fullness of time, he would be born into this world. Above all creatures did God so loved her that truly in her was the Father well pleased with singular delight. Therefore, far above all the angels and all the saints so wondrously did God endow her with the abundance of all heavenly gifts poured from the treasury of his divinity that this mother, ever absolutely free of all stain of sin, all fair and perfect, would possess that fullness of holy innocence and sanctity than which, under God, one cannot even imagine anything greater, and which, outside of God, no mind can succeed in comprehending fully” (Bull, Ineffabilis Deus).

Many will also make their consecration to Jesus through Mary today, according to the formula of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort. Most, however, despite their good intentions, will not make much progress. St. Louis-Marie 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 further, and these will be the greatest number. Some, in small number, will enter into its inward spirit; but they will mount only 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?” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #119).

If you want to be in the small number who advances to the third step, here is your solution: To Jesus through Mary. This is the book which shows you what to do AFTER you’ve made your consecration. Check it out here.

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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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They All Laughed When…

…You Told Them You Intended To Become A Saint…But When You Showed Them This Book… Read more…

by Fr. Jean-Marie Texier, Montfort Father

by Fr. Jean-Marie Texier, Montfort Father

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St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe (2/9)

“To bend the proud neck of the world beneath the feet of Mary Immaculate – this is the aim of the Militia of the Immaculate.  The whole world and each single soul must be conquered for her – as quickly as possible – as quickly as possible – as quickly as possible, and then the Kingdom of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus will reign through Her, throughout the whole world for Her that the reign of sin may cease.”

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Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle

Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle

Today is the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle. Here is a photo of the interior of the church. You can see the sanctuary where St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe was ordained a priest. St. Louis-Marie de Montfort stayed here with the Theatine Fathers when he visited Rome, having walked there from Paris. It was the Theatine, St. Giuseppe Maria Tomasi, who introduced St. Louis-Marie to Pope Clement XI, who made him missionary apostolic. Popes Pius II and Pius III are entombed over two archways. Read more about the church here: http://www.sant-andrea-roma.it/jmla15/

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November 30, 2013 · 5:30 PM

To Jesus through Mary (new book!)

Here is a newly-published book, which is the best explanation of how to live St. Louis-Marie de Montfort’s “True Devotion to Mary.”

http://blessedmarymotherofgod.com/tojesusthroughmary.html

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Secret Way of the Enclosed Garden – CLXX

The members of societies think it an honour and a duty to wear the distinguishing badge of their body.  The special badge for members of the Archconfraternity of Mary, Queen of our Hearts, is the Medal which everyone knows, a model of the group at Rome in the chapel appointed as the centre of the whole association.  The pious slaves of Jesus in Mary need not be urged to wear upon their breast the blest badge of the Heavenly Mother.

In the Treatise of the True Devotion Blessed de Montfort writes these lines already quoted: ‘Those who wish to enter into this particular devotion, which is not at present erected into a confraternity, though that were to be wished, etc.’

This wish of the holy writer has been realized.  On March 25, 1899, Monsignor Duhamel, Archbishop of Ottawa, canonically established the first Confraternity in the parish church of Notre Dame de Lourdes.

On April 28, 1913, the Confraternity was erected at Rome, and His Holiness Pius X gave it official rank and the name of the Archconfraternity of Mary, Queen of Our Hearts, enriched by numerous indulgences.  Thence it has spread to every country and its members are numbered by hundreds of thousands.  For further particulars it is well to refer to the Manual of the Confraternity.  I commend it to you.

3. The Feast of the Mystery of the Annunciation.

(3) The third practice which de Montfort recommends  ‘is to celebrate with more than ordinary devotion every year the Feast of the Annunciation, for this is the principal feast of this devotion, which was established in order to promote the honour and imitate the dependence in which the Eternal Word placed Himself on this day, for the love of us.’ 

The mystery of the Incarnation is indeed the basis of the doctrine of the Holy Slavery.  It shows us the Son of God, taking in the womb of Mary the form of a slave and subjecting Himself in all things to His holy Mother.  He is then indeed the Model Whom we must imitate, and it is His act of dependence that we must produce in all our life in Mary.  On this fundamental mystery we must often, and every liturgical year, nourish our souls.

It would be well for each slave to renew his consecration every year with the same three weeks’ preparation.  He should also make a duty of renewing this surrender of himself several times a day, but by a shorter formula, for instance this: ‘Tuus totus ego sum, et omnia mea tua sunt.  I am all thine, and all that I have, I offer to thee, O my loving Jesus, through Mary, Thy holy Mother.’  An indulgence of three hundred days each time is attached to the recital of this shortened form of Consecration.

(To be continued.)

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