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The Secret of Mary -

“The Secret of Mary” is a short book by St. Louis de Montfort. It shows how to love Mary, and through her to love Jesus. That Love of God is the force that brings love to everyone. ...

From the Secret of Mary - “YOU MUST FIRST DISCOVER MARY” Before you read any further, in an understandable impatience to learn this truth, kneel down and devoutly pray [to Mary and the Holy Spirit,] to ask God to help you understand and appreciate this secret given by him. ...
Mary is the Mold of God - From the Secret of Mary Mary is called by St Augustine, and is indeed, the “living mold of God” . In her alone the God-man was formed in his human nature without losing any feature of the Godhead. In her alone, by the grace of Jesus Christ, man is made godlike as far as human … Continue reading Mary is the Mold of God
Devotion to Mary - The difficulty, then, is how to arrive at the true knowledge of the most holy Virgin and so find grace in abundance through her. God, as the absolute Master, can give directly what he ordinarily dispenses only through Mary, and it would be rash to deny that he sometimes does so. However, St Thomas assures … Continue reading Devotion to Mary
The Worm-eaten Apple of Our Works Made Beautiful - 37. 3. Consecrating ourselves in this way to Jesus through Mary implies placing our good deeds in Mary’s hands. Now, although these deeds may appear good to us, they are often defective, and not worthy to be considered and accepted by God, before whom even the stars lack brightness. Let us pray, then, to our … Continue reading The Worm-eaten Apple of Our Works Made Beautiful
Mary is the Tree of Life - St. Louis de Montfort compares Mary to the tree of life found in the garden of Eden. We must not overshadow the tree with our own human powers, constantly nurture that tree with prayer and devotion, cut away all the thorns and vines of pleasures that would hinder its growth, protect it from the insects … Continue reading Mary is the Tree of Life
The Secret continues… - Under construction. This little book contains more than countless other exhausting books. Simply put, Consecration to Mary is a long phrase meaning that we want to do everything through Mary, with Mary, in Mary, and for Mary. St. Louis de Montfort says that “we give ourselves entirely and as a slave to Mary, and to … Continue reading The Secret continues…