Behold the Handmaid of the Lord: A 10-Day Personal Retreat w/ True Devotion to Mary, by Edward Looney
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Considered by many to be the greatest book of Marian spirituality in one volume, True Devotion to Mary is St. Louis de Montfort's classic statement on the spiritual way to Jesus Christ though the Blessed Virgin Mary. In Behold the Handmaid of the Lord, Marian theologian Fr. Edward Looney masterfully summarizes the central teachings of St. Louis in a ten-day personal retreat that will bless even those who have completed the full devotion.
During the course of ten days, you’ll explore ten different titles for Mary popularized by St. Louis. Each presents a distinct aspect of her motherhood and protection while illuminating the spiritual path to Jesus through Mary.
You’ll get to know Mary and become devoted to her as:
- The Queen of All Saints
- Our Lady of the Holy Trinity
- The New Eve
- The Mother of the Interior Life
- The Mother of Disciples
- The Star of the Sea
- The Queen of All Hearts
- The Mediatrix of Grace
- The Mold of God
- Our Mother and Our Queen
Each day you will reflect on Mary’s role in your life and the practical implications of that connection before wrapping up with a brief closing prayer tailored to the day’s title. You’ll come away prepared to begin or renew your consecration to Mary and with a refreshed love for the Mother of Jesus.
The book includes an appendix for step-by-step consecration to Mary.