Day Four

St. Louis de Montfort Preparation:

Day Four of the 12 Preliminary Days, in which you endeavour to free yourself from the spirit of the world.

  • Prayers to be said today: Veni Creator and Ave Maris Stella
  • Choose your spiritual reading from: Matthew, Chapters 5, 6, 7; Imitation of Christ, Book I, Chapters 13, 18, 25; Book III, Chapters 10, 40
  • Your spiritual exercises: Examine your conscience, pray, practice renouncement, mortification, purity of heart; this purity is the indispensable condition for contemplating God in Heaven, to see Him on earth and to know Him by the light of faith.

“Where two or three are gathered”: Click on the arrow to enter into Day Four, courtesy of Jennifer and Greg Willits of Rosary Army. May God continue to bless them in their apostolates.

“The more the Holy Ghost finds Mary, His dear and inseparable spouse, in any soul, the more active and mighty He becomes in producing Jesus Christ in that soul, and that soul in Jesus Christ.”

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Immaculate Heart Preparation:

Some highlights from the reflection for Day Four:

  • “Your conviction, placed within the consecration to my maternal heart, allows the Holy Spirit to move within you and through you.”
  • “…it is when you find no ground beneath your feet, you shall realize you are in flight to my embrace.”
  • An exceptional grace is needed to bring the soul to the state where the heavenly exchange of hearts may occur.  A consuming fire is required.  The consecration lifts the soul to the point where God moves toward it to raise it above the human capabilities of love.
  • The preparation should be seen just as important as the Act of Consecration itself; otherwise the soul cannot receive the specially designed grace that is given through the consecration.
  • Whosoever, through difficult times in attaining sanctity, does not ardently desire to become holy, will never arrive at perfection.  From this intense desire for holiness, we must never rest, but run continually so we can obtain the crown of purity adorned in virtue.  This crown is an incorruptible crown that Our Lady so desires to place upon our soul, through our consecration to her Immaculate Heart.
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