Month of Mary
Conceived Without Sin. Translated from the French of Rev. A. Gratry, with an Introduction by Rev. F. W. Faber, D.D. Imprimatur, 1861. From the Introduction: The month of Mary devotion “is itself a visible monument of that endless development of devotion to our Blessed Lady which characterizes the life of the Church. It belongs almost to our own times. Although it is not recognized either in the Breviary or in the Missal, it has become as acknowledged a season of the Christian year as Advent or Lent. The Church has enriched it with indulgences.” The venerable Grignon de Montfort tells us that the most remarkable development of devotion to our Blessed Lady is that it “is reserved for the last age of the Church, when her sufferings will have reached their height, and the triumph of the world will seem to be most complete. He tells us that God has reserved for those days saints of almost unparalleled grandeur, whose distinguishing characteristic will be their devouring zeal for Mary’s honor.” This devotional book is composed of 31 meditations that are profound and sure to inspire new love of our Blessed Mother. 216 page book.