I’ll let the Montfort Fathers themselves describe this Commentary for you:
“The “Commentary on the Treatise on The True Devotion” points out everything the reader must know or remember in order to penetrate completely the immortal masterpiece of St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort. It is an essential book for whoever desires to learn the Perfect Devotion.”
This is very important because St. Louis-Marie de Montfort says that many Marian devotions in fact DO NOT work.
“As the essential of this devotion is the interior which it ought to form, it will not be equally comprehended by everybody. Some will stop at what is exterior in it, and will go no further, and these will be the greatest number. Some, in small number, will enter into its inward spirit; but they will only mount but one step. Who will mount to the second step? Who will get as far as the third? Lastly, who will so advance as to make this devotion his habitual state?” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #119)
St. Louis-Marie says most people don’t make progress because of the devil:
“There are at this time, more than ever, false devotions to our Blessed Lady which it is easy to mistake for true ones. The devil, like a false coiner and a subtle and experienced deceiver, has already deceived and destroyed so many souls by a false devotion to the Blessed Virgin, that he makes a daily use of his diabolical experience to plunge many others by this same way into everlasting perdition” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #90).
And Fr. Plessis explains why he wrote this commentary on the “True Devotion to Mary”:
“Now, the “Treatise on the True Devotion” condenses in one small volume a considerable sum of dogmatic truths and spiritual counsels. Several times, the author (St. Louis-Marie) shows his intention of only saying things briefly, and he avoids lingering over proofs. Doctrinal density, included in a brief text! The same conciseness naturally calls for explanations. Otherwise many readers will be confused, and will declare themselves incapable of enjoying the Monfortian spirituality.”
Furthermore, St. Louis-Marie calls this Marian devotion: (1) “a mystery of grace unknown to even the wisest and most spiritual among Christians” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #21); (2) “a secret of grace, unknown by the greater number of Christians, known even to few of the devout, and practiced and relished by a far less number still” (#82); and, (3) “a secret unknown to almost all Christians, even the most devout" (#177).
One of the main things this commentary does for you is that it thoroughly unpacks the seven false Marian devotions which are destroying souls. (You’ve got to understand these, or you risk losing all the benefits of your consecration.)
Listen to what St. Louis-Marie says will be in store for you for being faithful to your consecration:
“It would be no wonder if, at the hour of death, it should be found that a person faithful to this practice shall, by means of it, have delivered many souls from Purgatory, and converted many sinners, though he shall have done nothing more than the ordinary actions of his state of life. What joy at this judgment! What glory in his eternity!” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #172)
And this won’t take up much of your time. Maximilian Kolbe said: “We should put into practice what we have read. It is enough to dedicate five minutes daily to the reading, but be resolute, and do not leave out these five minutes any day. This will be an assurance of advancement in perfection.”
If you use just one strategy from this book, you’ll easily recoup your investment.
Now that you have a good idea of how this commentary can transform your devotion to Mary, I wonder how quickly you are going to buy this book.
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