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Monday, July 20, 2015

The source of true devotion - A Moment with Mary




* July 20 - Canonization of Saint Louis de Montfort by Pope Pius XII in 1947 * The source of true devotion  ----- A Moment with Mary --

Une Minute avec Marie
An initiative of the Association Mary of Nazareth 

July 20 - Canonization of Saint Louis de Montfort by Pope Pius XII in 1947

The source of true devotion 


The author of the Treatise on True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin (Saint Louis Grignion de Montfort) distinguished with a few precise strokes true devotion from a false and somewhat superstitious devotion that superficially adopts some external practices or superficial feelings in order to live according to one’s own desires and remain in sin, counting on a miraculous grace at the last hour.

True devotion, that of tradition, that of the Church, and, we might say, of good Christian and Catholic sense, essentially tends towards union with Jesus, under the guidance of Mary. The form and practice of this devotion may vary according to the time and the place, as well as to personal inclinations. Within the limits of sound and safe doctrine of orthodoxy and dignity of worship, the Church leaves her children a fair amount of freedom…

And that is why, my dear sons and daughters, we sincerely hope that, from among the varied manifestations of piety towards the Mother of God and Mother of humankind, you will all draw from the treasury of writings and examples of our saint the gist of his Marian devotion. 

Pope Pius XII
Address to pilgrims on the occasion of the canonization of Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort (July 21, 1947)
www.clerus.org

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