Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A true prophecy - A Moment with Mary


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

April 22 – Discovery of the Treatise of True Devotion to the Virgin Mary of Saint Louis de Monfort in 1842 “inside a chest,” as the saint had prophesied 

A true prophecy 


The manuscript of the Treatise on True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin was found buried in a field in 1842. It had been hidden there since the French Revolution, "in the darkness and silence of a chest" as its author Saint Louis de Montfort had himself prophesied (No. 114). The Treatise is his most universally known writing, available in more than 300 editions and published in thirty languages.

Saint Louis de Montfort points out Mary’s essential role in God's plan and in guiding souls on the difficult path to holiness. The three Persons of the Trinity continue to work the same wonders started at Creation and the Incarnation through the Virgin. If we seek to fully engage ourselves in the service of God and achieve union with Christ the Savior by imitating Mary’s humility, the surest way is to devote ourselves completely to Him through her hands. "True God and true man, our unique all... He must be the ultimate end of all our other devotions."(No. 61)