Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
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
July 20 - Canonization of Saint Louis de Montfort by Pope Pius XII in 1947
The source of true devotion
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.
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…
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