True Devotion to Mary Study Group
Join us in studying what is considered by many to be "the greatest single book of Marian spirituality ever written," (TAN Publishers). True Devotion to Mary has influenced countless souls, including St. John Paul II and Blessed Mother Teresa.
DVD presentation at St. Gertrude begins Aug. 30th, 2016 and runs through May 23rd, 2017. It will conclude with Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary on May 31st, 2017 following the 11:30am Mass. A complete schedule is available in the Attachments Section below. Please consider reading Anne's "TDM Introduction" document before you begin the study. It can also be found in the Attachments Section below.
Meetings at St. Gertrude will be held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 12:30 - 2:30 pm in the parish center lobby.
Click here to register for class at St. Gertrude.
Additional DVD presentations are being offered at the following locations:
Please Note: Schedules can be found in the Attachment section below.
- St. Philip in Morrow, Thursdays 7:00 pm, begins Aug. 25th
Contact person: Fred Thomas - 513-335-1700, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Immaculate Heart of Mary in Anderson, Tuesdays 7:00 pm, begins Sept. 20th
Contact person: Joann Armstrong - 513-474-1139, email@example.com
- Immaculate Heart of Mary in Anderson, Wednesdays 9:00 am, begins Aug. 31st
Contact person: Holly Farmer - 513-349-1767, firstname.lastname@example.org
- St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Tuesdays 7:00 pm, begins Aug. 30th
Contact person: Eileen Devereux - 513-575-3417, email@example.com
- St. Frances De Sales (Angie Cole's house), 1272 Weathervane Way, Lebanon,
Monday Mornings, begins Aug. 29th
Contact person: Angie Cole, firstname.lastname@example.org
- St. Frances De Sales (Scott and Jill Corbett's house), 732 Cedar Ridge Drive, Lebanon 45036
Tuesdays 7:30 pm, begins Aug. 30th, Contact person: Jill Corbett - 513-678-4150, Scott.email@example.com
- St. Margaret of York (Leslie Bort's house), 8176 Leeshore Dr, Maineville,
Tuesdays 9:30 am, begins Aug. 30th
Contact person: Leslie Bort - 513-398-7999, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Good Shepherd (Sheri Beck's house), 9289 Knightsridge Lane, Mason,
Thursdays 9:30 am, begins Sept. 8th
Contact person: Sheri Beck, 513-652-5231, Sher398@earthlink.net
3/17/2017 - "Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Mother"
3/1/2017 - "Journey Through Lent (and Motherhood) with Mary"
3/5/16 - "Mary and the Year of Mercy"
7/26/16 - 2 talks at Presentation Ministries' Bible Institute
John Paul II called this book a “decisive turning point” in his life after reading it at age 19.
His papal motto, “Totus Tuus,” was taken from St. Louis de Montfort’s writings on the Blessed Mother.
Pope Pius IX declared that St. Louis de Montfort’s devotion to Mary was the best and most acceptable form of devotion to Our Lady.
Fr. Basil Cole, O.P. stated, "To discover the riches of following Christ as a child of Mary via St. Louis Marie de Montfort, Anne Collins' outline will be a great resource wading through these deep theological waters."
This year the class will be presented through DVDs that were professionally recorded during the 2014-2015 class year. The material includes a thorough look at the Church's teaching on Mariology including Marian Dogmas, Vatican Councils and numerous Marian Saints. In addition to the video, study guides will help you dig deeper into the book. They are numerically ordered and attached below. It is important that you read "TDM Introduction" before beginning the course.
The course was reviewed by Fr. Basil Cole, O.P., in 2012, and he has composed an introduction to the course. Please scroll down to the attachment section below to open and view it.
The meetings start at the end of August and go through the end of May with our consecration date on May 31st. You are welcome to join us at any time during the year. You can attend just one or as many as time allows.
The videos are available for purchase so that you can start your own study group, or study on your own if you are unable to join us. The cost of the DVDs is $60 plus shipping. Individual DVDs are available for $4 each. The set of 17 DVDs can be purchased from Video Graphics by mailing in the order form below in the Attachment Section. For questions about the DVDs, contact Dennis Gray at email@example.com.
The book can be purchased at the Catholic Shop in Madeira. Be sure to get the correct version, which is St. Louis de Montfort's "True Devotion to Mary" (translation by Fr. Faber) and not "True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin." They are generally the same but the former is a more exact translation from the original French. That is all you will need plus a binder/folder for the study questions.
￼￼￼If you have any questions or would like an audiobook of the DVDs, please contact StGertrudeTDM@gmail.com.
Links mentioned in the DVD presentation (in the order that they are presented in the series):
- Agape Catholic Bible Study - New Adam, New Eve
- The New Adam and Eve
- Why MEEKness is not WEAKness!
- Meditation/Prayer on the 7 Sorrows of Mary
- Mother Teresa's Humility List
- Subscribe to receive daily email excerpts from St. Faustina's Diary
- CD on The Four Last Things.
- CD on Angels.
- Beauty and Symmetry of Mathematics
- To Love, Honor and Obey
- Saints Quotes on Obedience
- St. JP II on Mary as CoRedemptrix
- Second Vatican Council - Lumen Gentium
- Petition for 5th Marian Dogma
- Mother Teresa and 5th Marian Dogma
- Mary in Scripture
- Pietra Fitness info
- Vatican document on New Age Practices
- Novena of Mary, "The Mother of Forgiveness"
- Novena of Mary, Undoer of Knots
- Great quotes by Pope John Paul II
- St. Gertrude Healing Ministry - Regina Veritatis
- Six Heresies about the Virgin Mary
- The Early Church Fathers on the True Presence
- Fr. Hardon's article on Eucharistic Heresy
- I Thirst Meditation - Mother Teresa of Calcutta
- Louis De Montfort's Letter to Friends of the Cross
- Redemptive Suffering by Fr. Riccardo (click on "Direct Download" after bring up this webpage)
- CD - Making Sense out of Suffering (Dr. Scott Hahn)
- CD - 15 Things to Do in the Midst of Suffering (Jeff Cavins)
- JP II's Apostolic Letter "On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering"
- Father Gaitley’s Book: The Second Greatest Story Ever Told
- Father Gaitley’s Talk: The Second Greatest Story Ever Told
- Agape Catholic Bible Study - Mary, Ark of the New Covenant
- The Cult of Ugliness in America
- Association of Mary, Queen of All Hearts
- Encyclicals on the Rosary
- 15 Promises For Those Who Pray the Rosary
- Preparation for Total Consecration videos (Fr. Hugh Gillespie)
- An Act of Spiritual Communion
- Fr. Emmerich Vogt, O.P. - Books/CDs on Inner Healing
- Interior Silence (Recollection)
- Overcoming One’s Root Sinful Tendency
- YouTube videos from the 2012-2013 class can be view with the following link:
- The videos from 2014-2015 are also available in audiobook format. Contact Anne for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.