Christ lives in all Christians who are in the state of grace. In the great majority, however, Christian life is only, as it were, in its embryo. Montfort’s aim is to develop that embryo until Christ has come to the fullness of His age in us. That is, until we have become perfect Christians. According to Montfort this perfect Christian life is acquired by an ardent desire, continual prayer, universal mortification and a tender and true devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Paper.