Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Let us open wide our hearts, to receive God’s Grace, and hear these words deeply:
If then we are establishing sound devotion to our Blessed Lady, it is only in order to establish devotion to our Lord more perfectly, by providing a smooth but certain way of reaching Jesus Christ. If devotion to our Lady distracted us from our Lord, we would have to reject it as an illusion of the devil. But this is far from being the case. As I have already shown and will show again later on, this devotion is necessary, simply and solely because it is a way of reaching Jesus perfectly, loving him tenderly, and serving him faithfully.
Here I turn to You for a moment, dear Jesus, to complain lovingly to Your divine Majesty that the majority of Christians, and even some of the most learned among them, do not recognize the necessary bond that unites You and Your Blessed Mother. Lord, You are always with Mary and Mary is always with You. She can never be without You because then she would cease to be what she is. She is so completely transformed into You by grace that she no longer lives, she no longer exists, because You alone, dear Jesus, live and reign in her more perfectly than in all the angels and saints. If we only knew the glory and the love given to You by this wonderful creature, our feelings for You and for her would be far different from those we have now. So intimately is she united to You that it would be easier to separate light from the sun, and heat from the fire. I go further, it would even be easier to separate all the angels and saints from You than Mary; for she loves You ardently, and glorifies You more perfectly than all Your other creatures put together.
Come Holy Spirit, open the ears of our hearts to hear the Truth You have given St. Louis de Montfort, in writing his treatise on "True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin"