Feast of St. Louis de Montfort and Reality of the Family Rosary

Happy feast of Saint Louis de Montfort! His book, True Devotion to Mary, is beautiful and has inspired many of saints (including Saint John Paul!). He wrote in True Devotion, “Mary has produced, together with the Holy Ghost, the greatest thing which has been or ever will be—a God-Man; and she will consequently produce the greatest saints that there will be in the end of time.”

To inspire your Marian devotion, I’ve included a photo and some *authentic* video clips below. They have a realistic view of what the family rosary looks like in our house. Clearly, we don’t accomplish human perfection BUT our Lady, the Mediatrix, takes what we give and makes it wraps it in a bow, making it presentable to her Son.

Surely, the rosary is a spiritual weapon and while we can and will testify to this truth, we are praying for the time when our toddler, John Paul, understands *what* spiritual weapon means. Until then, ora pro nobis!

One thing about living in the exurbs, 15-20 minutes away from most signs of civilization, is that those 15-20 minutes in the van are the perfect opportunity to pray the 📿 rosary. When I buckled our three year old into her car seat to run errands early last summer, she arrogantly exclaimed in an explanatory tone, “Mom. The Mother of God IS praying for us. Her ALREADY IS praying for us.” She doesn’t understand pronouns yet but she said it confidently and with such authority, as if we could cease all future rosaries 📿 because the Mother of God IS already praying for us.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

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