The Secret of Mary
by St. Louis de Montfort
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THE CONFRATERNITY OF MARY, QUEEN OF ALL HEARTS
Confraternity of Mary, Queen
of All Hearts
It is not
join any religious group in order to make and live St. Louis De
Consecration to Jesus through Mary. However, those who so desire may
the Confraternity of Mary, Queen of All Hearts [a religious group which
the Church classifies as a "pious union" of the faithful].
The Confraternity of
of All Hearts, was first established on March 25, 1899. Pope St. Pius X
erected it as an Archconfraternity in Rome on April 28, 1913.
Today there are eighty-eight branches of the Confraternity in various parts of the world: the United States, Canada, Haiti, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. There are several hundred thousand members throughout the world.
The object of the Confraternity of
of All Hearts, is to establish within us the
CONDITIONS OF MEMBERSHIP
DECREE OF THE APOSTOLIC PENITENTIARY CONFIRMING INDULGENCES
Prot. N. 65/01/I
Ivo Libralato, Procurator General of the Montfortian Company of Mary, in the name of the Most Reverend Superior General of the same Congregation and as such Director of the Montfortian Associates of "Mary Queen of All Hearts", together with his Council, humbly petitions: Since the Congregation for Institutes of Religious Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, on 26 April last, duly recognised a new Statute for the former Associations, one clerical, the other lay, to be now reunited in one Association to be called the Association of "Mary, Queen of All Hearts", he requests that the grant of a Plenary Indulgence made by your Holiness, through a Rescript of the Apostolic Penitentiary, on 12 October 1996, granted in perpetuity, might be attributed to the new Association, by which the members might rejoice and receive the fruit of charity on days of piety, consecrating themselves to Christ through Mary, his most sweet Mother, according to the spirit and admirable example of Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort.
22nd Day of May 2001
The APOSTOLIC PENITENTIARY, at the behest of the Holy Father, rules that the members may acquire a Plenary Indulgence, provided that, the usual conditions (Sacramental Confession, Holy Communion and Prayer for the Holy Father’s intentions) having been fulfilled and any attachment to any sin being excluded, they promise or renew their promise, at least privately, to faithfully observe their own Statutes, on the following occasions:
The day of their enrollment;
The liturgical celebrations of Christmas and the Annunciation of the Lord;
The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the feast of St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort;
And the first Saturday of every month.
The present rescript to be valid in perpetuity.
Anything to the contrary notwithstanding.
FEASTS OF THE CONFRATERNITY
The Annunciation, March 25, is the principal feast of the Confraternity, because that is the day on which Our Lord came to us through Mary and set us an example of complete dependence on her. The secondary feast is that of St. Louis De Montfort, April 28.
Other special feasts are the Immaculate Conception, Christmas, the Visitation, the Purification, the Assumption and the Feast of St. John the Evangelist, December 27.
Correspondence regarding the
Rev. Father Director
Three External Links regarding the Confraternity and or related to Mary and the Rosary:LINK 1: Web Site explaining about the Confraternity
LINK 2: The Legion of Mary
LINK 3: Heaven's Images, devotions to Mary, Queen of Hearts and more
LINK 4: Explanation of the Association Mary Queen of All Hearts
on the Montfortian web site
See also the
FATHERS OF THE COMPANY OF MARY for downloads for some
St. Louis De Montfort in zip files. These include The Secret of the
short version. For the full version CLICK
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