I could have graduated with my MA Theology last year. I could have been done with everything way sooner. But because I overlooked a few things (like taking enough credits), my thesis defense was yesterday, and my commencement was today: April 28th, 2018–also the feast day of St. Louis de Montfort.
The same saint who I based my thesis work on (his True Devotion text is a must for any serious Catholic Christian).
The saint I once dismissed as a mushy Mama’s boy.
The saint who helped me know our heavenly Mother in a deeper way.
Not a coincidence.
In hindsight, this seems quite obvious. After all, I had handfuls of strange, mystical-like experiences with our Lady, for five years I carried a mini-statue of Our Lady of La Vang to all my classes throughout seminary and the Masters program, and my wall is an iconostasis of Marian icons and images.
And to think I was once unsure what I would research and write about for my thesis!
Our Lady of the Eschaton: The Blessed Virgin Mary’s Mission in the End Times According to St. Louis de Montfort, is posted here for you to peruse and enjoy. Like the title says, it’s about Mary’s Second Coming at the end of time. That’s right… it’s about the big bad end of the world and how Mary has a role in it.
Got your attention yet?
If not, here’s more: the devil is trying to stop Mary, and he’s trying to trick you into doing his dirty work.
Blessings this Feast of St. Louis de Montfort!