To the Priests, Our Lady's Beloved Sons
The instrument with which the Marian Movement of Priests has spread in every part of the world is the book, “To the Priests, Our Lady's Beloved Sons.”
This book contains the messages that Fr. Stefano Gobbi received in the form of what are defined in the manuals of spiritual theology as “interior locutions.”
The Movement is a work of Our Lady, and it consists essentially in calling priests to a consecration to her Immaculate Heart, to a great unity with the Pope and with the Church and to directing the faithful to a renewed Marian devotion.
As can be seen, these characteristics of the Movement are very simple, and one can actually belong to the Movement without ever having known about the book. In this sense, the Marian Movement of Priests is distinct from the book.
But when one begins seriously to live out these commitments, one naturally feels the necessity to ask the question: How must I live them? Who will give me the assurance that I am living them? What is the road that I must travel?
The book gives the answers to these questions, because it traces out the path which one must follow in order to live out in a concrete way the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
So then, can the M.M.P. do without the book? In theory, yes, but in practice, absolutely not.
This is because the Movement is the work of Our Lady, and she herself has chosen the book as an indispensable instrument for its diffusion and for a genuine understanding of its spirit.
“Even the little book is only a means for the spread of my Movement. It is an important means which I have chosen because it is small. It will serve to make known to many this work of my love among the priests.” (June 24, 1974)
The book has been spontaneously translated into every language and has spread the Marian Movement of Priests in all five continents. It has also served to make known and to deepen the spirituality of those making the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
HOW TO OBTAIN THE BOOK
The book is not to be sold. It can be obtained
through participation in the prayer cenacles of the Marian Movement of Priests.
To know where the cenacles are, contact the representatives in your region.