Total Consecration - St. Louis Marie de Montfort - a guide to help one prepare before entering fully into the way of Marian spirituality.
This newly revised and expanded book has been prepared by the Company of Mary, the religious community founded by St. Louis de Montfort himself, to serve as both an introduction to his spirituality of total consecration and as a guide for those who would prepare themselves to make his Act of Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary. It is also the fruit of the same Act of Total Consecration lived out in years of missionary service to Our Lord and Our Lady in the Roman Catholic Church which the Company of Mary joyfully makes available to the people of God.
This expanded edition contains in full all the scripture readings and other various prayers that the previous edition made reference to.
Always a pious child and especially devoted to prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, when the brilliant St. Louis de Montfort (A.D. 31 January 1673 - 28 April 1716) reached the age of 19, he gave away all he had and resolved to live on alms. He was ordained a priest in Paris, worked for some time as a hospital chaplain, but then came to devote his time to preaching -- a task he was extremely gifted at. He went on to found the Daughters of Wisdom -- an Order devoted to hospital work and educating poor girls -- and the Company of Mary (the Montfort Fathers), a missionary group of priests. It was his devotion to Mary, though, for which he is most remembered.
St. Louis de Montfort's method of devotion is known as "Total Consecration," "True Devotion," or "Holy Slavery."
161 pages, Paperback.