Saint Louis Marie de Montfort Minibook
Title: Saint Louis Marie de Montfort
Authors: Bob and Penny Lord
Publisher: Journeys of Faith
Format: Printed minibook
Saint Louis Marie de Montfort
Slave of Mary Prophet of the Last Days
A few years ago, we wanted to write a book entitled Mary’s Heroes. There are many brothers and sisters who have had a love story with Our Lady. They are so powerful! They are so filled with the Holy Spirit! They have such a great love for Mary, a devotion, a willingness to live or die for her, we really didn’t know where to begin. Which brother or sister would we write about who had such a burning love for Our Lady? All the people that you will meet in this book had a deep, special love for Mary. The Mystics did; she spoke to them and through them to the Church. The Visionaries did; she appeared to them, shared her Son with them, and their lives were changed forever. The Stigmatists did; she stood by them as she stood by her Son during His Passion. They all had a close, personal relationship with Mary. But who has brought devotion to Mary to the forefront of our Church? What form of Marian Devotion did our Pope John Paul II memorize while a youth working in a factory in Krakow, Poland? The answer rang loud and clear, St. Louis Marie de Montfort, Hero of Mary, prophet of these Last Days.
"To Jesus through Mary"
We travel through France and trace the life of Saint Louis Marie de Montfort.
See how this man labored throughout Normandy bringing the Gospel to the faithful.
Special scenes from Saint Laurent-Sur-Sevres, Pontchateau, the famous Calvary built by Saint Louis, and the places he visited, Mont Saint Michel, Loreto, and Rome.
Prophecy of Last Days by Saint Louis de Montfort
The reason we call Saint Louis Marie de Montfort a prophet of the last days, even though he lived between the last half of the Seventeenth Century and the first part of the Eighteenth century is because of what we read in his prophecies which deal with these last days:
“....towards the end of the world, ....Almighty God and His holy Mother are to raise up saints who will surpass in holiness most other saints as much as the cedars of Lebanon tower above little shrubs.”
“These great souls filled with grace and zeal will be chosen to oppose the enemies of God who are raging on all sides. They will be exceptionally devoted to the Blessed Virgin. Illumined by her light, strengthened by her spirit, supported by her arms, sheltered under her protection, they will fight with one hand and build with the other.
With one hand they will give battle, overthrowing and crushing heretics and their heresies, schismatics and their schisms, idolaters and their idolatries, sinners and their wickedness. With the other hand they will build the temple of the true Solomon and the mystical city of God, namely, the Blessed Virgin... “
“They will be like thunderclouds flying through the air at the slightest breath of the Holy Spirit. Attached to nothing, surprised at nothing, they will shower down the rain of God’s word and of eternal life. They will thunder against sin; they will storm against the world; they will strike down the devil and his followers and for life and for death, they will pierce through and through with the two-edged sword of God’s word all those against whom they are sent by Almighty God.”
“They will be true apostles of the latter times to whom the Lord of Hosts will give eloquence and strength to work wonders and carry off glorious spoils from His enemies. They will sleep without gold or silver and, more important still, without concern in the midst of other priests, ecclesiastics and clerics. Yet they will have the silver wings of the dove enabling them to go wherever the Holy Spirit calls them, filled as they are, with the resolve to seek the glory of God and the salvation of souls. Wherever they preach, they will leave behind them nothing but the gold of love, which is the fulfillment of the whole law.”
“They will have the two-edged sword of the Word of God in their mouths and the bloodstained standard of the Cross on their shoulders. They will carry the Crucifix in their right hand and the rosary in their left, and the holy names of Jesus and Mary on their heart.
“Mary scarcely appeared in the first coming of Christ...
But in the second coming of Jesus Christ, Mary must be known and openly revealed by the Holy Spirit so that Jesus may be known, loved and served through her.”