Tuesday, March 06, 2007

God has established only one enmity....


"God has established only one enmity - but it is an irreconcilable one which will last and even go on increasing to the end of time. That enmity is between Mary, his worthy Mother, and the devil, between the children and the servants of the Blessed Virgin and the children and followers of Lucifer...
The children of Belial, the slaves of Satan, the friends of the world - for they are all one and the same - have always persecuted and will persecute more than ever in the future those who belong to the Blessed Virgin, just as Cain of old persecuted his brother Abel, and Esau his brother Jacob. These are the types of the wicked and of the just. But the humble Mary will always triumph over Satan, the proud one, and so great will be her victory that she will crush his head, the very seat of his pride. She will always unmask his serpent's cunning and expose his wicked plots. She will scatter to the winds his devilish plans and to the end of time will keep her faithful servants safe from his cruel claws...Mary's power over the evil spirits will especially shine forth in the latter times, when Satan will lie in wait for her heel, that is, for her humble servants and her poor children whom she will rouse to fight against him. In the eyes of the world they will be little and poor and, like the heel, lowly in the eyes of all, down-trodden and crushed as is the heel by the other parts of the body. But in compensation for this they will be rich in God's graces, which will be abundantly bestowed on them by Mary. They will be great and exalted before God in holiness. They will be superior to all creatures by their great zeal and so strongly will they be supported by divine assistance that, in union with Mary, they will crush the head of Satan with their heel, that is, their humility, and bring victory to Jesus Christ."
- St. Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort, True Devotion to Mary.

2 comments:

Steven said...

This is why so many people, even priests and religious, will promote New Age occultism and practices such as "Centering Prayer" but will not promote the Holy Rosary.

Many hate the Rosary because they hate Mary.

Anonymous said...

Mary is God's perfect answer to the rebellion of Lucifer. Mary is also the instrument chosen by God to crush Satan. And the uniqueness of Mary's role in the Church is that it is God's plan. She is the instrument of God's victory over Satan and his followers....Mary's response of praise, of humility, of service, and of mercy is in direct opposition to Satan's self-gratification of rebellion, pride, unwillingness to serve, hatred and accusation. Her humility is true, docile, simple and silent... which defeats the tactics of Satan. So together with Mary's rosary and by practicing her virtues of humility, mercy and purity let us join hands together and pray Ave Maria!

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