The Secret of Mary sets forth the very heart of True Devotion to Mary. In this small but powerful book, St. Louis de Montfort shows why this "secret," known by few, is such an excellent yet easy means of union with God. Followed and recommended by Popes and Saints, this way of life is nevertheless perfect for lay people, as well as for priests and religious.
It is primarily an interior practice to be carried out daily, from moment to moment -- and if followed faithfully, it will certainly bring a person to profound holiness and great effectiveness as an apostle. The Secret of Mary has already become a Catholic classic, published in hundreds of editions and in many languages.
Saint Louis Marie De Montfort
The author of The Secret of the Rosary and the originator of total consecration to Mary, St. Louis-Marie Grignion De Montfort (1673-1716) remains one of the greatest apostles of Marian devotion the world has ever known. As a young priest, De Montfort dedicated himself to preaching to the people. This highly gifted orator's language was simple but full of divine love, much as you will find in True Devotion to Mary. De Montfort's whole life was marked by constant prayer, love for the poor and holy joy in humiliations and persecutions. De Montfort was canonized by Pius XII in 1947.