PREPARATION OF CONSECRATION TO THE MOST BLESSED VIRGIN
By: Fr Jean-Marie Texier
Softcover - 241 pp
Those who wish to enter into this particular devotion, after having employed twelve days at least in emptying themselves of the spirit of the world, should employ three weeks in filling themselves with Jesus Christ and the holy Virgin [True Devotion to Mary, #227]. This Catholic book, perhaps more than any other, will serve as your best preparation for the Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary.
You will notice that this book comprises thirty-one days, adding another day for the day of consecration. Fr. Plessis, Montfort Father, wrote: The plan drawn for this month gives us the true code for the Montfortian spiritual exercises and makes Montfort the emulator of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Month is taken in a special sense, because of the number of days granted to each week: 12 + 6 + 6 + 6 = 30. One could also take three weeks of 7 days; which brings the total to 33. But on the other hand, the figure of 12, granted to the first period, seems to be rather a minimum: Having employed 12 days at least.
This Catholic book not only includes a daily meditation for the entire period, but, as a bonus, it also includes an example drawn from the life of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort, whose biography Fr. Texier also wrote, providing a living example of how to live every period of the preparation. The author himself, described in the history of the Montfort Fathers as an excellent spiritual writer, speaks about another great feature of this book, which distinguishes it from others: We indicated for every day a chapter of St. Alphonsus Liguoris delightful little work, "The Glories of Mary", a commentary on the Salve Regina. It is a book eminently suitable to make known to us the merciful heart of Mary, and to increase our confidence and love for so good a Mother, because, besides what belongs to the holy author, we find innumerable excerpts from the Fathers and the Doctors there. Add to your cart or wish list above.