True Devotion to Mary

Group Contact Email Phone
True Devotion to Mary Ann Collins 513-984-4708

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 St. Teresa of Calcutta.

DVD presentation at St. Gertrude begins Aug. 28th, 2018 and runs through May 28th, 2019. It will conclude with Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary on May 31st, 2019 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.

Additional DVD presentations are being offered at the following locations:
Please Note: Schedules can be found in the Attachment section below.

  • Immaculate Heart of Mary in Anderson, Tuesdays 7:00 pm, begins Sept. 11th
    Contact person: Joann Armstrong – 513-474-1139,
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary in Anderson, Wednesdays 9:00 am, begins Aug. 29th
    Contact person:  Holly Farmer – 513-349-1767,
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Tuesdays 7:00 pm, begins Aug. 28th
    Contact person: Eileen Devereux – 513-575-3417,
  • St. Margaret of York (at a home in Maineville),
    Mondays 7:00 pm, begins Aug. 27th
    Contact person: Leslie Bort – 513-398-7999,
  • St. Margaret of York (Leslie Bort’s house), 8176 Leeshore Dr, Maineville,
    Tuesdays 9:15 am, begins Aug. 28th
    Contact person: Leslie Bort – 513-398-7999,

Recent Talks:

9/02/2017 – “Connecting Fatima and Divine Mercy”
8/19/2017 – “Fatima talk at St. Aloysius”
7/26/2017 – “Fatima talks at Presentation Ministries”
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.”

More details:

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

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.

Audio files from all of the TDM sessions are also available as MP3 files on a single DVD disc that can be played on your home computer. (Note: These files are not formatted to play on CD or MP3 players that are in cars.) If you have any questions or would like the free audio disc, please contact

Links mentioned in the DVD presentation (in the order that they are presented in the series):

Video Information:

Note: The documents attached below are copyrighted material and may not be altered or edited in any way.

Attachment Size
TDM-Introduction.pdf 180.84 KB
TDM-Study-Guide-2.pdf 84.04 KB
TDM-Study-Guide-3.pdf 83.88 KB
TDM-Study-Guide-4.pdf 84.79 KB
TDM-Study-Guide-5.pdf 85.64 KB
TDM-PRAYERS.pdf 55.19 KB
TDM DVD order Form.pdf 43.23 KB
TDM-Study-Guide-1.pdf 131.68 KB
Introduction by Fr Basil Cole.pdf 81.24 KB
TDM-Study-Guide-6-7.pdf 88.05 KB
TDM-Study-Guide-8.pdf 84.73 KB
TDM-Study-Guide-9.pdf 83.78 KB
TDM-Study-Guide-10.pdf 86.66 KB
TDM-Study-Guide-11.pdf 86.81 KB
TDM-Study-Guide-12.pdf 85.38 KB
TDM-Study-Guide-13.pdf 132.52 KB
TDM-Study-Guide-14.pdf 88.57 KB
TDM-Study-Guide-15.pdf 89.64 KB
TDM-Study-Guide-16.pdf 87.19 KB
TDM-Study-Guide-17.pdf 86.58 KB
TDM Reading Assignments.pdf 31.09 KB
TDM Recommended Book List.pdf 45.98 KB
Litany of Humility.pdf 71.4 KB
Baptismal Prayer for our children.pdf 45.7 KB
TDM Schedule Tues St Gertrude.pdf 44 KB
TDM Schedule Tues IHM.pdf 66.46 KB
TDM Schedule Wed IHM.pdf 39.2 KB
TDM Schedule Tues Seton.pdf 33.88 KB
TDM Schedule Mon PM SMOY.pdf 41.36 KB
TDM Schedule Tues SMOY.pdf 43.76 KB
Aug 28 2018 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Sep 11 2018 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Sep 25 2018 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Oct 9 2018 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Oct 23 2018 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Nov 13 2018 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Nov 27 2018 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Dec 11 2018 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Jan 8 2019 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Jan 22 2019 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Feb 12 2019 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Feb 26 2019 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Mar 12 2019 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Mar 26 2019 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Apr 9 2019 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
May 14 2019 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
May 28 2019 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm