By nature, a counterrevolutionary is a Victim of Divine Love. He offers one’s self to God through the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ so as to be a very martyr of His Love and to allow Him to conquer his heart and the world’s through His Love.
Devotions of a Counterrevolutionary
- Devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
A counterrevolutionary must have a deep love for Jesus Christ through His Most Sacred Heart, who loved the whole world and gave Himself up for its salvation. Any prayers, whether long or short, unitive(as in consecration) or reparative(including the First Nine Fridays) can be used.
2. Devotion to the Most Immaculate Heart of Mary
A counterrevolutionary must have a deep love for Mary through three main devotions: Total Consecration to Our Lady, the recitation of the Holy Rosary, and the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. One becomes a slave, servant, and prisoner of Jesus Christ by becoming a slave, servant, and prisoner of Our Lady. Since our Divine Savior subjugated Himself to Our Lady in His earthly life, we poor sinners should, in imitation of Him, subjugate ourselves to the Heavenly Queen.
3. An Act of Oblation As A Victim of Divine Love
God’s will to have Our Lady raise up a militia of Saints as foretold by St. Louis Marie Grignon De Montfort, is reflected in the last words of St. Therese’s Autobiography, “Story of a Soul”: ” I ENTREAT THEE TO LET THY DIVINE EYES REST UPON A VAST NUMBER OF LITTLE SOULS, I ENTREAT THEE TO CHOOSE, IN THIS WORLD, A LEGION OF LITTLE VICTIMS OF THY LOVE.” Therefore, counterrevolutionaries who desire to bring about the Reign of Christ the King by the Sacred Heart through the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, should offer one’s self as a Victim of Divine Love according to St. Therese’s Act of Oblation As A Victim of Divine Love.
4. Sacramental Life
A counterrevolutionary must have recourse to the Sacraments, particularly the Eucharist and Confession. In the case of the Eucharist, one must receive Our Lord often, except if one has committed a mortal sin. In regards to Confession, one is obligated to go once a year. However, many can go once a month or even once a week to Confession. One must go to the Sacrament of Divine Mercy in order to receive the Sacrament of Divine Love.
5. Act of Perfect Contrition
A counterrevolutionary must develop the habit of making acts of perfect contrition in order to offer one’s self to God in love, trust, abandonment, and humility, to be forgiven by God for one’s sins, to receive one’s sanctifying grace back by the Merciful Love, to satisfy Divine Love, and to make God happy.
6. Discernment of Spirits
A counterrevolutionary must discern whether the origin of a thought, idea, philosophy, or different types of movements come from the Holy Spirit through the teachings of the Catholic Church or not. Thoughts, ideas, philosophies, and movements that reject the Catholic Church are contrary to the Holy Spirit and must be rejected by a counterrevolutionary. On the contrary, thoughts, ideas, philosophies, and movements that uphold the Catholic Church and value her are of the Holy Spirit and must be embraced by a counterrevolutionary. By the grace of God, one can discern through reading Sacred Scripture, works of theology and asceticism, autobiographies, and correspondences of distinguished ascetics, according to New Advent: Catholic Encyclopedia.
7. Good Catholic French Devotional and History Books
What I have discovered is that since God’s revelation to the world is Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, God speaks to us through both means. If Sacred Scripture is accurate in regards to faith and morals, it is accurate in regards to history and science. Likewise, if Sacred Tradition is accurate in regards to faith and morals, it is accurate in regards to history and science. Since both Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition are true and accurate, then what they both tell us about science and history is accurate as well. Therefore, if one wishes to know the truth about our history, one must look to the Catholic Church for answers. Even more so, one must gather books that are at least before 1958 or that speak about the Faith in a traditional and orthodox manner. One book that I would like to recommend is Les 150 Points De La Phalange(The 150 Points of the Phalange). It can be found online at http://crc-internet.org/our-doctrine/150-points-phalange/ . I was currently reading this book and I haven’t finished reading it. I may add my thoughts on this book if I need to.
Here are the 7 important tools of the counterrevolutionary. I hope these tools may inspire you to love God with all of one’s being, to make Him known and loved by others, and to be filled with many holy desires to serve Him, Our Lady, and the Church, for the conversion and salvation of sinners.