“The elect [those who obtain Heaven] who are willing to be made conformable to the crucified Christ by carrying their cross are few in number. It would cause us to faint away from grief to learn how surprisingly small is their number.” –St. Louis De Montfort, (A Letter to the Friends of the Cross, II. The Practices of Christian Perfection, #14)
St. Luis de Montfort entered studies to become a priest at a young age. He developed a strong devotion the the Blessed Mother and a passion for preaching. Needing help to save souls, He would beg the angels to help him wins souls for God.
He was constantly occupied with seeking Gods’ will and preaching missions. He didn’t waste a moment of his time on worldly interests but devoted all moments to the honor and glory of God and found time to write several books about the incredible blessings we obtain from having true devotion to Mary, as he titled one of his books.
For those who struggle with having the grace to abide by God’s commands, reading St. Luis de Montfort’s work will surely give anyone great incite to the necessity of having the constant assistance of the Mother of God, known as Marian Spirituality, by our side to help us in our efforts to run and win the race towards Life and be motivated to carry our cross, with Christ in His Letter to the Friends of the Cross.
The following is a .pdf online resource of St. Louis de Monfort’s books:
God Alone which includes all of his major works including the following:
Please read: “Why ‘Very Few Christians are Saved'” –St. Augustine, Doctor of the Church
p.s. please understand there are many translations of each book and each translation might have the quotes from the saints slightly different.