So I thought I was over whatever stumbling blocks my Baptist upbringing would present when it came to Mary, but perhaps I still have a few. I recently ordered several books: True Devotion to Mary and The Secret of the Rosary, both by St. Louis de Montfort, as well as 33 Days to Morning Glory, by Fr. Michael Gaitley. I’ve started with The Secret of the Rosary.
Now, I thought I’d fully accepted Mary’s in the life of the Catholic and in salvation history, assumed up to such a lofty and honorable position by her |
Son, Our Lord. I’ve prayed the Rosary many, many times, the Magnificat, the novena of the Mitaculous medal, etc. But when I read such incredibly venerating language in The Secret of the Rosary, almost bordering on the worshipful—at least, to the still Baptist part of my mind (which is slowly being converted). Now, I know it’s all true, my intellect is fully on board. I suppose it’s just shocking.
Anyway, to echo my own question on my last post on this matter, former Protestants: how did you get over this hump in the road?