What Jesus owes to His Mother
In this book Fr. Ceslas Spicq examines the part played by the Blessed Virgin Mary in the life of Our Lord from her fiat to his death on the Cross, including His being born of her flesh and being instructed by her as a child.
The Miraculous Medal
A few days after the atheist Alphonse Ratisbonne agreed to wear the Miraculous Medal, he converted to the Catholic Faith. His story inspired St. Maximilian to make wearing the Miraculous Medal a condition of membership in the Militia Immaculatae.
In preface the author of book, Fr. Frederick Wiliam Faber wrote: “The beauty of Jesus is inexhaustible. If we love Him we must love her. We must know her in order to know Him. As there is no true devotion to His Sacred Humanity, which is not mindful of His Divinity, so there is no adequate love of the Son, which disjoins Him from His Mother, and lays her aside as a mere instrument, whom God chose as He might choose an inanimate thing, without regard to its sanctity or moral fitness. Now it is our daily task to love Jesus more and more.”
The Rosary is the favorite prayer of heaven and earth. No other prayer has been recommended by Our Lady in her visitations from heaven to earth like the Rosary. No other prayer has been so frequently praised, commended, and even commanded by the Popes, or enriched by them with such great indulgences, as the Rosary.
Our Lady at Fatima urged the recitation of the Rosary for the conversion of sinners and for world peace. One way of reciting the rosary is to meditate on its mysteries.
“Thousands of souls perish because Mary is withheld from them. It is the miserable unworthy shadow which we call our devotion to the Blessed Virgin that is the cause of all these wants and blights, these evils and omissions and declines. Yet, if we are to believe the revelations of the Saints, God is pressing for a greater, a wider, a stronger, quite another devotion to His Blessed Mother. I cannot think of a higher work or a broader vocation for any one than the simple spreading of this peculiar devotion of the Venerable Grignon de Montfort. Let a man but try it for himself, and his surprise at the graces it brings with it, and the transformations it causes in his soul, will soon convince him of its otherwise almost incredible efficacy as a means for the salvation of men, and for the coming of the kingdom of Christ. Oh, if Mary were tut known, there would be no coldness to Jesus then! Oh, if Mary were but known, how much more wonderful would be our faith, and how different would our Communions be! Oh, if Mary were but known, how much happier, how much holier, how much less worldly should we be, and how much more should we be living images of our sole Lord and Saviour, her dearest and most blessed Son ! I have translated the whole treatise myself, and have taken great pains with it, and have been scrupulously faithful.” — wrote Fr. William Faber on preface of this book.
Tota Pulchra es Maria — Prayer book
This prayer book in accordance with the spirituality of St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe concerns devotion of to the Blessed Virgin Mary venerated under her many titles: Immaculate Conception, Mediatrix of all graces, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Mother of Compassion, etc.