Greetings in Jesus and Mary....
Blessed Feast of the Annunciation. This is the day that St. Louis deMontfort recommended that we Consecrate ourselves to Her Immaculate Heart and become Hers in time and in eternity! After all, it was this day that Jesus Himself became Hers!! If we are to live in imitation of Jesus and be true Christians....there is no other way....and no surer way to Heaven! May we live with Mary always and may She always draw us closer to Her Son Jesus daily!
Below are some writings of St. Louis deMontfort taken from
"True Devotion to Mary"....
First text: “Those who undertake this holy slavery should have a special devotion to the great mystery of the Incarnation of the Word. Indeed, the Incarnation is the mystery proper to this practice, insomuch as it is a devotion inspired by the Holy Ghost:
* First, to honor and imitate the ineffable dependence that God the Son was pleased to have on Mary, for His Father’s glory and our salvation. This dependence appears in a particular way in this mystery, where Our Lord Jesus Christ is a captive and a slave in the bosom of the Most Holy Virgin, and depends on her for all things.
* Second, to thank God for the incomparable graces He has given Mary, and particularly for having chosen her to be His most worthy Mother, the choice which was made in this mystery.” (True Devotion to Mary, Montfort Publications, 1975, p. 165).
Second text: “Time does not permit me to explain here the greatness and grandeurs of the mystery of Jesus living in Mary, in other words, the Incarnation of the Word. I will content myself to say these few words. We have here the first mystery of Jesus Christ – the most hidden, the most exalted, and the least known. It is in this mystery that Jesus, in concert with Mary, has chosen all the elect. For this reason, her womb is called by the saints aula sacramentorum, the room of the secrets of God. From this mystery, He has wrought all the subsequent mysteries of His life …. Hence, this mystery is the summation of all mysteries and contains the will and grace of all. Finally, this mystery is the throne of the mercy, the liberality, and the glory of God.” (Ibid., p. 167)
I will conclude with the plea of Mary Herself to Mother Mary Agreda in the "City of God." Our Lady told Mother Mary Agreda that the greatest prayer we can say and that pleases Her the most are prayers of thanksgiving to the Eternal Father for ALL that He has chosen to give us through Her Immaculate Heart!
May we be truly thankful for Jesus, for all the graces we have received and will receive. May we be thankful for the coming promised Triumph of Her Immaculate Heart! Blessed be the Most Holy Trinity...now and forever!
Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 42 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 6 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!