A Marian Month of May
The feast day of St. Louis de Montfort was Friday, April 28. Born in France in 1673, St. Louis de Montfort was ordained as a priest in 1700. An avid walker, he walked to neighboring villages teaching people about their faith. Inspired by devotion to Jesus and to His Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, he believed that Christian perfection came through devotion to Jesus and to Mary and through a perfect renewal of our baptismal vows.
Among his many achievements was the writing of True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin, Preparation for the Reign of Jesus Christ. The aim of this book is to lead the faithful to a closer union with Christ through a more faithful observance of baptismal promises. In 1713, he founded the Company of Mary in France.
We have all just completed renewing our baptismal promises. Since May is a month appropriate for devotion to Mary, Healthy Parish 2020 will be sponsoring a month-long series in honor of Mary.
This devotion is a perfect way to reach our Lord and to be united with him, for Mary is the most perfect and most holy of all God’s creatures; and Jesus, who came to us through Mary, chose her as the way for his journey on earth. When He gave Mary to his disciple John, he also gave her to us as His Church for our own journey to God.
Join us at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays to pray the Regina Coeli in front of the Church. We will then proceed to the meeting room in the basement of the Rectory for a series of brief talks about Mary, and will end with a rosary in the Mary garden between the Church and the Parish Center. Please join us for any of all of these events.
Ad Jesum per Mariam – To Jesus through Mary