Oh, Dearest Mother, Sweetest Virgin of Altagracia, our Patroness. You are our Advocate and to you we recommend our needs. You are our Teacher and like disciples we come to learn from the example of your holy life. You are our Mother, and like children, we come to offer you all of the love of our hearts. Receive, dearest Mother, our offerings and listen attentively to our supplications. Amen.

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Posted: April 01 2007 at 12:13am | IP Logged Quote aussieannie

" If Mary, the Tree of Life, is well cultivated in our soul by fidelity to this devotion, she will in due time bring forth her fruit which is none other than Jesus."...Chapt 6, paragraph 218 - True Devotion.

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We’re using St. Louis De Montfort’s True Devotion to Mary as a starting point because it is a classic, readily available, and foundational element of Marian devotion. If you don’t have any established practices, this book is a very good place to begin. See where it leads you.

Feel free to share your insights and ask questions about the book just as if we were together at the oasis discussing ways to find our Hidden Treasure together.

What is our practical goal?

We have 7 chapters to read and discuss by April the 25th, where we will then start our 33 day preparation to culminate in our consecration on the 27th of May – the feast of Pentecost.

How to approach the sixth chapter?

If we can all hope to have read this 6th Chapter by 12th of April? You can evenly pace yourself with only one paragraph per day, due to it being a small chapter, allowing time for proper reflection.   With an average of 12 days per chapter, this allows prayer time, for our hearts to be touched and enlightened, asking for Mary’s guidance through it all.   A novena asking for these particular graces, could be a suggestion also, it does not have to be lengthy prayers each day, three Hail Mary’s is powerful.

Most importantly – where do we bring our thoughts for this 6th Chapter?

This thread will be here for us to keep coming back to, so we may share our many, varied thoughts and to ask questions during this time.   

The True Devotion by St Louis de Monfort


Chapter 6: Wonderful Effects of This Devotion

1. Knowledge of our unworthiness

2.   A share in Mary's faith

3. The gift of pure love

4.   Great confidence in God and in Mary

5. Communication of the spirit of Mary

6.   Transformation into the likeness of Jesus

7. The greater glory of Christ


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Posted: April 21 2007 at 5:37am | IP Logged Quote mariB

This chapter was a bit baffling for me for how is it that God wants us to communicate in the spirit of Mary? I guess for me it was my old Protestant echos, but then the last paragraph made it totally come clear.

225. "You never think of Mary without Mary thinking of God for you. You never praise or honor Mary without Mary Joining you in praising and honoring God."

And then I thought how really beautiful that Mary is really praying with me. When I pray the Rosary she is praying WITH me! How wonderful to have Mary as my partner in prayer!

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Posted: April 25 2007 at 10:55pm | IP Logged Quote cathhomeschool

I just had to add that this is beautiful:

de Montfort wrote:
Mary is entirely relative to God. Indeed I would say that she was relative only to God, because she exists uniquely in reference to him.

In Eastern Rite prayers and art this is so apparent. They give higher praise to Mary in their prayers than the we Roman Catholics do (at least that has been my limited experience), but their great praises of Mary are always tied to her relationship to God/Christ. And in icons she is holding the Christ Child. I find this so beautiful and appealing.

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