Preparation for Total Consecration ~ Perfect Birthday Gift for Our Lady

The birth of Mary, celebrated on September 8, is depicted here in this 17th century painting by Alessandro Turchi (courtesy of WikiCommons)

There are times when a mere book can be life-changing. One such book is entitled True Devotion to Mary, by Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, a spiritual introduction to the Marian devotion known as Total Consecration to Our Lady.

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Establishing the Kingdom of God

October 11

For myself, I know of no better way of establishing the kingdom of God, Eternal Wisdom, than to unite vocal and mental prayer by saying the holy Rosary and meditating on its fifteen mysteries.

                                                                        -St. Louis de Montfort Read the rest…

Intentional Prayer

October 4 

The second fault commonly committed in saying the Rosary is to have no intention other than that of getting it over with as quickly as possible.

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Asking for Special Graces

October 3 

Take great care to avoid the two pitfalls that most people fall into during the Rosary. The first is the danger of not asking for any graces at all. So, whenever you say your Rosary, be sure to ask for some special grace or virtue, or strength to overcome some sin.” (See tomorrow’s Graceline for the second pitfall).

                                                                        -St. Louis de Montfort

Today’s Reflection:

What special grace or virtue will I ask to obtain when I say my Rosary today? Is there a sin I need the strength to overcome? What is it? I will tuck this intention into my prayer as well.

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Mary, our Beloved Mother

May 30


God has fashioned and shaped only one enmity, and that an irreconcilable one, which will endure and even increase, until the end. It is that between the Virgin Mary and the Devil, between the children and servants of the Blessed Virgin and the children and accomplices of Satan; so that the most terrible of the enemies of Satan created by God is Mary, his Blessed Mother.”

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Praying to our Blessed Lady

April 28

April 28

St. Louis Grignion de Montfort (1673 – 1716)

“… the greatest saints, the souls richest in graces and virtues, shall be the most assiduous in praying to our Blessed Lady, and in having her always present as their perfect model for imitation and their powerful aid for help.”

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Daily Gracelines – Lenten Journey with Mary – Day 35


Daily Gracelines – Lenten Journey with Mary – Day 35

Mary’s sorrowing heart is the perfect “vehicle” to take us more deeply into the passion of Jesus, Our Lord.

I pray for the grace to enter deeply into the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ by means of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Read the rest…