In the last two hundred years, Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort’s teachings through the “Treatise on True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin” have been converted into a common reference and eloquent testimony of the Supreme Pontiffs. This small and simple work, which is rich in doctrine, has implicitly influenced the writings and documents of the Holy Fathers, who have expressed their gratitude to the saint by encouraging the Church to deepen Her Marian spirituality.

1846-1878
Blessed Pius IX

Acknowledged the doctrinal authenticity and purity of the “Treatise on True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin”

1878-1903
Pope Leo XIII

Beatified the Venerable Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort in 1888.

1903-1914
Saint Pius X

adopted a great part of Montfort’s Marian
language in his encyclical about the Immaculate Conception,.

1939-1958
Venerable Pius XII

canonized then Blessed Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort on July 20, 1947.

1963 -1978
Saint Paul VI

Mary, then, as Mother of Christ, is also Mother
of the faithful and all priests; that is, of the Church.

 
1978 - 2005
Saint John Paul II

“I was already convinced that Mary brings us to Christ, but in that
period I began to understand that Christ also brings us to His Mother. At one point I had
feared that if my devotion to Mary became too great, it might end up compromising the supremacy
of the worship owed to Christ. At that time, I was greatly helped by a book by Saint Louis
Marie Grignion de Montfort entitled “Treatise on the True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin”.

 

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