Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Father Faber on True Devotion

Don Marco had a couple of posts about St. Louis Grignion de Montfort's True Devotion and Father Faber's translation. Fr. Faber says in the introduction:

Jesus is obscured because Mary is kept in the background. Thousands of souls perish because Mary is withheld from them. It is the miserable, unworthy shadow which we call our devotion to the Blessed Virgin that is the cause of all these wants and blights, these evils and omissions and declines. Yet, if we are to believe the revelations of the saints, God is pressing for a greater, a wider, a stronger, quite another devotion to His Blessed Mother. I cannot think of a higher work or a broader vocation for anyone than the simple spreading of this peculiar devotion of the Venerable Grignion De Montfort. Share


Anonymous said...


"Jesus is obscured because Mary is kept in the background."

That's certainly a provocative line which gives me much food for thought!

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, I agree!

TradCarol said...

Do read True Devotion to Mary by St. Louis De Montfort, as it has more food for thought than you ever dreamed of.

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, indeed! Actually, I have read it several times. It is wonderful!