"Superficial devotees are people whose entire devotion to
our Lady consists in exterior practices. Only the externals of
devotion appeal to them because they have no interior spirit.
They say many rosaries with great haste and assist at many
Masses distractedly. They take part in processions of our Lady
without inner fervour. They join her confraternities without
reforming their lives or restraining their passions or
imitating Mary's virtues….”
St. Louis DeMontfort
..a dependent personality falls amid the C Cluster of personality disorder classification and this type of person is generally very ANXIOUS and insecure..hence the need for someone to control them and offer them constant assurance..as well they are a prime candidate for long pilgrimages and constant journeys since they are impatient and solicitous and cannot sit in one place for too long... this resltlessness is assuaged by following the seers as they make their way around the globe or by visiting medjugorje ad nauseum..some adherents have indeed visited 20 or even 30 times...
.... so we see that this type of person falls prey to the message of MEDJUGORJE more readily..which is one of PEACE...if one prays and fasts and attends the sacraments then peace will ensue...indeed it is good to do all these things however it is bad to subvert the normal authority of the church and replace that authority in a maverick cavalier way as the seers of MEDJUGORJE have done...let us all examine ourselves through a recollected conscience....amen