of Pilgrimage 2014
True Devotion to Mary, Queen of the Family
what will they be like, these servants, these
slaves, these children of Mary? They will be ministers of the Lord who,
like a flaming fire, will enkindle everywhere the fires of divine love.
They will become, in Mary's powerful hands, like sharp arrows, with
which she will transfix her enemies. They will be as the children of
Levi, thoroughly purified by the fire of great tribulations and closely
joined to God. They will carry the gold of love in their heart, the
frankincense of prayer in their mind and the myrrh of mortification in
their body. They will bring to the poor and lowly everywhere the sweet
fragrance of Jesus, but they will bring the odour of death to the
great, the rich and the proud of this world.
They will be like
thunder-clouds flying through the air at
the slightest breath of the Holy Spirit. Attached to nothing, surprised
at nothing, troubled 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
fulfilment of the whole law.
-- St. Louis De
Montfort, True Devotion to Mary;
ch. 1, art. 4., nos.