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Saint Louis-Marie de Montfort’s Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary – Day Six – 22 October

Saint Louis-Marie de Montfort’s Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary – Day Six – 22 October

Readings and Prayers

12 Day Preparation

Day 6 of 33

Imitation of Christ, by Thomas á Kempis:  Book 1, Chapter 18

On the examples of the Holy Fathers.
Look upon the lively examples of the holy Fathers in whom shone real perfection and the religious life and you will see how little it is and, almost nothing, that we do.   Alas, what is our life when we compare it with theirs?   Saints and friends of Christ, they served our Lord in hunger and in thirst, in cold, in nakedness, in labour and in weariness, in watching, in fasting, prayers and holy meditations and in frequent persecutions and reproaches.

Oh, how many grievous tribulations did the Apostles suffer and the Martyrs and Confessors and Virgins and all the rest who resolved to follow the steps of Christ!   For they hated their lives in this world, that they might keep them in life everlasting.   Oh what a strict and self-renouncing life the holy Fathers of the desert led!   What long and grievous temptations did they bear!   How often were they harassed by the enemy, what frequent and fervent prayers did they offer up to God, what rigorous abstinence did they practice!
What a valiant contest waged they to subdue their imperfections!   What purity and straightforwardness of purpose kept they towards God!   By day they laboured and much of the night they spent in prayer, though while they laboured, they were far from leaving off mental prayer.   They spent all their time profitably.   Every hour seemed short to spend with God and even their necessary bodily refreshment was forgotten in the great sweetness of contemplation.   They renounced all riches, dignities, honours and kindreD, they hardly took what was necessary for life.   It grieved them to serve the body even in its necessity.

Accordingly, they were poor in earthly things but very rich in grace and virtues.

Recite: Veni Creator, Ave Maris Stella, Magnificat, and Glory Be (See See HERE: https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/saint-louis-marie-de-montforts-total-consecration-to-jesus-through-mary-day-one-17-october/ )DAY SIX- TOTAL CONSECRATION - ST LOUIS DE MONTFORT 22 oct 2018

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