True to Devotion to Mary Study Group

Join us in studying St. Louis de Montfort’s spiritual classic, True Devotion to Mary, a book that 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. Pope John Paul II and St. Teresa of Calcutta.

A DVD presentation of the book will begin at St. Gertrude on Aug. 25th, 2020, and run through May 11th, 2021. It will conclude with Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary on May 24th, 2021, following the 11:30 am Mass. Typically, consecration day is May 31st, the Feast of the Visitation, but since that falls on Memorial Day this year, we will do it a week earlier on the feast of Mary, Mother of the Church.

The complete schedule can be found below. Please consider reading “TDM Introduction” before you begin the study. It can be found below under “Additional Material.”

Meetings at St. Gertrude are typically held on the on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 12:30 – 2:30 pm in the parish center lobby (check schedule for exceptions).


To register and receive class information during the year, email Anne Collins with your name, contact info and whether or not babysitting is needed.

Additional DVD presentations are being offered at the following locationsPlease Note: These schedules can be found below. Additional locations will be added as more information becomes available.

  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Milford, Tuesdays 6:30 pm, begins Aug. 25th – Contact person: Eileen Devereux – 513-575-3417
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary in Anderson, Tuesdays 7:00 pm, begins Sept. 1 – Contact person: Joann Armstrong – 513-474-1139
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary in Anderson, Wednesdays 9:15 am, begins Aug. 26th – Contact Person: Holly Farmer  – 513-349-1764
  • St. Susanna Parish in Mason, Wednesdays  9:15 am, begins Aug. 26th – Contact person: Renee Fischer –

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:

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 videos, study guides will help you dig deeper into the book. They are numerically ordered and attached below. It is important to 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 which can be found below under “Additional Material.”

You are welcome to join us at any time during the year. You can attend just one or as many meetings as time allows. Participants often remark that they hear “exactly what I needed to hear” even if they are only able to attend a handful of sessions. Consecration is strongly encouraged even if meetings are missed.  

Repeated annual participation in the study group is highly recommended in order to deepen understanding of St. Louis de Montfort’s beautiful insights and to increase filial devotion and confidence in the Blessed Mother and Her Son.

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” (translated 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. There are a total of 17 meetings/DVDs. Please bring to each meeting the TDM-Prayers (found below) plus the study guide for each section. (Note: Study-Guide-6-7 is used  for two meetings).

Video Information:

The DVDs can be viewed online HERE.
The DVDs are available for purchase for $65 from Video Graphics by mailing in the order form found below under “Additional Information.” For questions about the DVDs, contact Dennis Gray.  
YouTube videos from the 2012-2013 class (with much less info than the DVDs) can be found HERE

Links mentioned in the DVD presentation:

True Devotion Study Guides

















True Devotion to Mary Study Group – Schedules

TDM 2020-2021 St. Gertrude Schedule

TDM 2020-2021 Seton Schedule

TDM 2020-2021 Tues IHM schedule (1)

TDM Schedule Wed IHM

TDM 2020-21 St. Susanna schedule

True Devotion to Mary Study Group – Additional Material


TDM Prayers

TDM Introduction by Fr Basil Cole

TDM DVD order Form

TDM Reading Assignments

TDM Recommended Book List

Litany of Humility

Baptismal Prayer for our children

Books for Consecration

Other Talks by Anne Collins

Fatima, Divine Mercy, and Seven Sorrows Talks can be found HERE.