Life with Mary

« The Community belongs to the Virgin Mary »

This assertion expressed by Marthe Robin encourages us to study more in depth 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 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 a creature’s intimate union with the Creator.

A marian spirituality is not only one aspect of our spirituality. However, Our Lady jntends playing a rôle, be it in a very hidden way, in our hearts and in our Community. She is our life’s model and our mother who teaches us to live according to the Beatitudes. We wish, both at a community and personal level, to relate to Her and let Her be the guardian and Queen of our Community.

Following the example of Saint Louis-Marie Grignon de Monfort 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.

“Votre don sera reçu par la Fondation pour le Clergé, en faveur de la Communauté des Béatitudes et les données recueillies sur le formulaire de don serviront aux communications de la Communauté des Béatitudes et de la Fondation pour le Clergé.”