Life with Mary

“The Community belongs to the Virgin Mary.”

This assertion by Marthe Robin encourages us to study the mystery of Mary. Mary, in her very own being, reveals to us the mystery of  an already transfigured humanity, and she intercedes for us, so that the heart of man may at last conceive its hidden vocation as a creature born out of love, for love. She is our model of the creature’s intimate union with the Creator.

A Marian spirituality is not the only defining piece of our spirituality. However, we intend to allow Our Lady to play an important role in our hearts and Community. She is our life’s model and Our Mother who teaches us to live according to the Beatitudes. We wish to relate to Her at both communal and personal levels and to let her be the guardian and queen of our Community.

Following the example of Saint Louis-Marie Grignon de Montfort we start each day by consecrating ourselves to the Virgin Mary. We also express our devotion to Our Lady through daily recitation of the Rosary and other pious devotions.

“True devotion to Mary consists in doing all things with Her, in Her, through Her, and for Her.”
Saint Louis-Marie Grignon de Montfort

 

Consecration to Our Lady
by Saint Louis-Marie de Monfort

I choose you today, Oh Mary, as my Mother and my Queen.
I deliver and consecrate to you,
as your slave,
my body and soul,
my goods, both interior and exterior,
and even the value of all my good actions,
past, present, and future ;
leaving to you the entire and full right of disposing of me,
and all that belongs to me,
without exception,
according to your good pleasure,
to the greatest glory of God,
in time and in eternity.

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