5 Amazing Quotes from True Devotion to Mary

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St. Louis de Montfort. Demontfort (1673 –1716).

Today is the feast of St. Louis de Montfort. Demontfort  (31 January 1673 – 28 April 1716) was a French priest whose work, True Devotion to Mary, is still generally thought to be the best single volume on devotion to the Blessed Mother.

Saint John Paul the Great once recalled how, as a young seminarian, he “read and reread [True Devotion to Mary] many times and with great spiritual profit. … Then I understood that I could not exclude the Lord’s Mother from my life without neglecting the will of God-Trinity.” [1]

Here are 5 quotes from Demontfort from that book.

1.

“With the whole Church I acknowledge that Mary, being a mere creature fashioned by the hands of God is, compared to his infinite majesty, less than an atom, or rather is simply nothing, since he alone can say, ‘I am he who is’. (14)

2.

“Satan fears her not only more than angels and men but in a certain sense more than God himself. This does not mean that the anger, hatred and power of God are not infinitely greater than the Blessed Virgin’s, since her attributes are limited. It simply means that Satan, being so proud, suffers infinitely more in being vanquished and punished by a lowly and humble servant of God, for her humility humiliates him more than the power of God.”(52)

3.

“When the Holy Spirit, her spouse, finds Mary in a soul, he hastens there and enters fully into it. He gives himself generously to that soul according to the place it has given to his spouse.” (36)

4.

“Mary is the Queen of heaven and earth by grace as Jesus is king by nature and by conquest. But as the kingdom of Jesus Christ exists primarily in the heart or interior of man, according to the words of the Gospel, “The kingdom of God is within you”, so the kingdom of the Blessed Virgin is principally in the interior of man, that is, in his soul. It is principally in souls that she is glorified with her Son more than in any visible creature. So we may call her, as the saints do, Queen of our hearts.” (38)

5.

“She is so full of love that no one who asks for her intercession is rejected, no matter how sinful he may be. The saints say that it has never been known since the world began that anyone had recourse to our Blessed Lady, with trust and perseverance, and was rejected.”(85)

4 thoughts on “5 Amazing Quotes from True Devotion to Mary

  1. Hello, Mr. Fradd!

    I realize this has nothing to do with this post, although I thank you for it! I always leave your website knowing more than I did before, which is fantastic.

    I just wanted to say thank you for saying the truth as it is and giving us reasons to believe. That’s something I appreciate: the why’s. I just watched your “How to Argue Well” YouTube video and think it’s amazing. You’re very knowledgeable. I’m involved in a homeschooled, Christian speech and debate program known as the NCFCA and plan on doing a lot of research here on your blog for a persuasive speech I will do next year.

    In fact, I was able to use one of your strategies just last week at a tournament during a debate round. So, again. I’m wordy, but thanks so much and God bless!

  2. Always wonderful to hear the words of this blessed saint!

    It was actually this book of St. Louis de Montfort that energized me and compelled me to join the Catholic Church, I cannot tell you why but it was powerful and persuasive not only towards our Blessed Lady but also towards our Great God.

    At Pentecost I look forward to being baptized into the Church (joined RCIA a little too late to be baptized on Easter) and this is the saint I will take for Confirmation as well.

    God bless, Matt Fradd, I’ve also learned a lot from you and enjoy your apologetics. Pray for me!

  3. Thank you

    From His Cross Jesus said: “Here is your Mother; Here is your son”

    How very sad it is that so many do not recognize the opportunity to grow closer to Christ through His Mother; a gift to His Church, now as our Mother too.

    God Bless you,

    Patrick

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