"It was through the Blessed Virgin Mary that Jesus came into the world, and it is also through her that he must reign in the world"

The Religious of the Family of the Incarnate Word have their spirituality anchored in the sacrosanct mystery of the Incarnation, the mystery of the Word made flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mary.

 

For this reason, we wish “to manifest our love and gratitude to the Blessed Virgin, by making a fourth vow of slavery to Mary according to the spirituality of Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort. This will secure her indispensable help in perpetuating the Incarnation in all things.” 1

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At the same time, we want to encourage all those who have not yet consecrated themselves to Mary to do so according to the doctrine presented to us by the great Father de Montfort in the Treatise on True Devotion.

Simply because this consecration “is a smooth, short, perfect and sure way of attaining union with our Lord, in which Christian perfection consists.” 2

We want to promote some means that will help us live this consecration more deeply doing “everything through Mary, with Mary, in Mary, and for Mary,”3 seeking only to establish the reign of Christ through the reign of Mary.

On this page we have made material available in order to deepen Marian devotion and Marian slavery in the spirituality and figure of the “tireless preacher and lover of the Incarnate Word and of his Most Holy Mother,” Saint Louis Marie Grignion
de Montfort. Information about the pilgrimage of the Religious Family of the Incarnate Word to the places related to this great Apostle in 2020 is also available on this page.
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[1] Constitutions, 17.

[2]Treatise on the True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin, 152.
[3]TD, 257.

 

MARIAN SLAVERY

The consecration to Mary is a means to more fully and consciously renew our baptismal promises. As Saint John Paul II affirmed; “In this regard, I would like to recall, among the many witnesses and teachers of this spirituality, the figure of Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, who proposes consecration to Christ through the hands of Mary, as an effective means for Christians to live faithfully their baptismal commitments.”4

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[4] Redemptoris Mater,48

 

PILGRIMAGE 2020

 

Saint Louis proposed in the Secret of Mary “to give our Lady every year on that same day some little tribute as a token of our servitude and dependence... This tribute could consist of an act of self-denial or an alms, or a pilgrimage, or a few prayers.” 5

Purpose

We want to renew our consecration and vow of
slavery to Our Mother with this pilgrimage.

France. We will pilgrimage to the city of Saint- Laurent- ur-Sèvre, where the remains of Saint Louis Marie rest, and to the Calvary of Pontchâteau.

Place

Date

From 28 to July 30

 SAINT LOUIS AND THE SUPREME PONTIFFS

We invite you to deepen your knowledge about the life and the works of the lover of the Cross and of Mary Most Holy.

LIFE AND CHRONOLOGY
COMPLETE WORKS
SAINT LOUIS AND THE SUPREME PONTIFFS

 "I am all yours and all I have is yours" 

"O Mary, I take you for my all. Give me your heart!”
(Treatise on True Devotion 233, 266)

REIGN, OH MARY!