Saint Louis Marie's Doctrine On Sin

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JESUS LIVING IN MARY:
HANDBOOK OF THE SPIRITUALITY OF ST. LOUIS DE MONTFORT
SIN
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Summary
I. Introduction.
II. The Context of Saint Louis Marie’s Doctrine on Sin: 1. Montfort, the parish missionary; 2. Montfort’s overarching theology; 3. Montfort’s sanctity.
II. The Nature of Sin: 1. Sin in general; 2. Sin as rupture of covenant love; 3. Sin as lack of harmony.
III. Kinds of Sin: 1. The sin of the angels; 2. Original sin; 3. Actual sin.
IV. Consequences of Sin: 1. Weakness of sinful man: a. A Christological statement; b. Nature and grace.
V. Forgiveness of Sins: 1. Jesus, friend of sinners; 2. Jesus, redeemer of sinners; 3. Mary and sinners.
VI. Means of Avoiding Sin: 1. Mindfulness of God’s love; 2. Devotion to Our Lady.
VII. Relevance of Montfort’s Teaching on Sin: 1. Sin Exists; 2. Social sins; 3. The mercy of God; 4. Asceticism; 5. Frequent use of sacraments; 6. Avoidance of moral relativism; 7. Sin and psychological development.
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I. Introduction
“Cry out full throated, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet; declare to my people their transgression, to the house of Jacob their sins” (Is 58:1). This Introit, which was sung for the feast of Blessed
Louis Marie de Montfort (Clama, ne cesses), underlines the missionary’s powerful call to repentance. Saint Louis Marie’s vocation was to be a preacher of renewal and reform,
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