Written in the year 1712 by St. Louis de Montfort
True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary is widely acknowledged as a classic of Spiritual writing. In this book, Fr. de Montfort insists that the true spirit of Christianity is a radically profound sharing in the life of Jesus himself – which can be expressed in the words of St. Paul, “For me to live is Christ Jesus….” – and demonstrates that the key to being fully alive with the life of Jesus Christ is a genuine and personal relationship with the Mother of God.
The spirituality of Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary thoroughly developed and explained in these pages by St. Louis de Montfort has proven to be a particularly powerful engine of spiritual growth and formation. Lost after the death of the saint and rediscovered in 1842, this book has exerted, since its rediscovery, a tremendous influence upon Catholic life and spirituality. Generations of clergy and religious have been formed according to its teaching including such notable figures of recent times as Blessed John Paul II and Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.