St. Louis-Marie de Montfort (1673–1716) believed that Marian consecration was the perfect renewal of one’s baptismal promises. This article explores the foundations of St. Louis-Marie’s baptismal theology as grounded in the Council of Trent and the French School of spirituality of Cardinal Pierre de Bérulle (1575–1629). In a special way, the article shows how St. Louis-Marie incorporated Marian devotion into his parish missions. For St. Louis-Marie true devotion to Mary is ultimately a baptismal gift that serves communion with the Holy Trinity.
Miller, Frederick L.
"The Baptismal Spirituality of St. Louis-Marie de Montfort,"
Vol. 68, Article 6, Pages 59-86.
Available at: https://ecommons.udayton.edu/marian_studies/vol68/iss1/6