The Marie de Nazareth Association is a French not-for-profit, non-governmental organization of general interest created in 2001. Its mission is to make Mary known and loved, and to help as many people as possible discover the beauty, breadth and truth of the Catholic faith.
We do this by using the best available multimedia tools, in the spirit of Saint Louis de Montfort (1673-1716) and of Christian unity "so that the world may believe"(Jn 17:21).
"It was through the Blessed Virgin Mary that Jesus came into the world, and it is also through her that he must reign in the world." (Saint Louis de Montfort - Treatise on the True Devotion to Mary, n.1).
This idea is at the foundation of Marie de Nazareth’s mission: to make Mary known and loved is an essential condition for Jesus to be better understood, known and loved too. The Virgin Mary spoke marvelously of God and of His Mercy through her life, her heart, and her messages:
"Mary has been unknown until now, and that is one of the reasons why Jesus Christ is not known as he must be. If then, as is certain, the knowledge and the kingdom of Jesus Christ must come into the world, it can only be as a necessary consequence of the knowledge and reign of Mary. She who first gave him to the world will establish his kingdom in the world." (n.13).
This last part constitutes a true prophecy for our times.
This prayer movement, intended as a spiritual preparation with Mary for the Great Jubilee of the year 2000—a "New Advent"—ended with the Night of Peace organized near Bethlehem in the Shepherds' Field, on the occasion of the opening of the Holy Doors of Rome and Bethlehem.
After this memorable vigil the founders got the idea to build the International Mary of Nazareth Center and, in 2001, to create the Marie de Nazareth Association in France, which has since launched many more projects.