Serious Theological Errors — Notes

True Devotion to Mary

The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1993 and 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.

Excerpts from the second edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church for the United States of America, copyright © 1994, United States Catholic Conference, Inc.—Libreria Editrice Vaticana. English translation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Modifications from the Editio Typica copyright © 1997, United States Catholic Conference, Inc.—Libreria Editrice Vaticana.

Excerpts from Louis-Marie Grignon de Montfort, A Treatise on the True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin (London: Burns and Lambert, 1863). Translated from the original French by Frederick William Faber, D.D.

Excerpts from Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, True Devotion to Mary (Rockford, Illinois: Tan Books and Publishers, 1941). Translated from the original French by Father Frederick William Faber, D.D.

Excerpts from Saint Louis de Montfort, True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Preparation for the Reign of Jesus Christ (New York: Montfort Publications, 1975).

1. Catechism of the Catholic Church: The Profession of Faith, Nicene Creed, p. 49–50.

2. Catechism of the Catholic Church: 771, LG 8 § 1.

3. Saint Louis de Montfort makes the same statement on Page 14 of his book, A Treatise on the True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin that was published by Burns and Lambert in 1863.

4. Luke 1:34.

5. Luke 1:35.

6. Luke 1:38.

7. Saint Louis de Montfort makes the same statement on Page 22 of his book, A Treatise on the True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin that was published by Burns and Lambert in 1863.

8. Catechism of the Catholic Church: 432, Cf. Jn 3:18; Acts 2:21; 5:41; 3 Jn 7; Rom 10:6–13, Acts 4:12; cf. 9:14; Jas 2:7.

9. The Baltimore Catechism, from the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore (1891 Version), Lesson 1 — On the End of Man, Question 150 says: “Why did God make you?” The answer: “God made me to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him forever in the next.” Question 151 says: “Why is it necessary to know God?” The answer: “It is necessary to know God because without knowing Him we cannot love Him; and without loving Him we cannot be saved.”

10. Matthew 25:21.

11. John 15:4–6.

12. John 15:6.

13. Catechism of the Catholic Church: 1441, Cf. Mk 2:7.

14. Catechism of the Catholic Church: 431, Cf. Ps 51:4, 12.

15. Catechism of the Catholic Church: 450, Cf. Rev 11:15; Mk 12:17; Acts 5:29.

16. Catechism of the Catholic Church: 150, Cf. Jer 17:5–6; Ps 40:5; 146:3–4.

17. Matthew 4:2.

18. John 8:44.