Monday, April 23, 2018

Who does not Have Mary for His Mother, does not Have God for His Father: Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

Our condition of children of Mary is by express will of Jesus, who wanted His Church not to be orphaned, but to have a Mother to love, invoke and imitate, this means we necessarily need to turn to her.

Represented by Saint John at the foot of the Cross, Christ left us as a testament: "Behold your Mother".

The way to reach Christ is through Mary, those who flee from her will not find peace": Saint Bonaventure

Saint Louis Marie de Montfort teaches us on A Treatise on the True Devotion to Mary, p. 284):
“Just as in natural and bodily generation there is a father and a mother, so in the supernatural and spiritual generation there is a father who is God and a mother who is Mary.”
“All true children of God have God for their father and Mary for their mother; anyone who does not have Mary for his mother, does not have God for his father. This is why the reprobate, such as heretics and schismatics, who hate, despise or ignore the Blessed Virgin, do not have God for their father though they arrogantly claim they have, because they do not have Mary for their mother. Indeed if they had her for their mother they would love and honour her as good and true children naturally love and honour the mother who gave them life.”
“An infallible and unmistakable sign by which we can distinguish a heretic, a man of false doctrine, an enemy of God, from one of God's true friends is that the heretic and the hardened sinner show nothing but contempt and indifference for our Lady. He endeavours by word and example, openly or insidiously - sometimes under specious pretexts - to belittle the love and veneration shown to her.”