Sunday, April 23, 2006

de Montfort quotes 2

"For she is not like other creatures who, if we should attach ourselves to them, might rather draw us away from God than draw us near him."
-- True Devotion to Mary, p. 46

"It is more perfect, because it is more humble, not to approach God of ourselves without taking a mediator."
-- True Devotion to Mary, p. 51

"A true client of Mary does not serve that august Queen from a spirit of lucre and interest, nor for his own good, whether temporal or eternal, corporal or spiritual, but exclusively because she deserves to be served, and God alone in her. He does not love Mary just because she obtains favors for him, or because he hopes she will, but solely because she is so worthy of love."
-- T.D.M., p. 67

"Now, Mary being the most comformed of all creatures to Jesus Christ, it follows that, of all devotions, that which most consecrates and conforms the soul to Our Lord is devotion to His holy Mother, and that the more a soul is consecrated to Mary, the more it is consecrated to Jesus."
-- T.D.M., p. 77

"We consecrate ourselves at one and the same time to the most holy Virgin and to Jesus Christ; to the most holy Virgin as to the perfect means which Jesus Christ has chosen whereby to unite Himself to us, and us to Him; and to Our Lord as to our Last End, to whom, as our Redeemer and our God, we owe all we are."
-- T.D.M., p. 80

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