Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary - Information & Resources

33 Day Preparation for Consecration

 

WHAT DOES CONSECRATION MEAN?

Consecration means to set aside for a sacred purpose. Total Consecration to Jesus as set forth by St. Louis Marie de Montfort is a beautiful exercise to increase your spirituality and ability to truly serve our Lord Jesus Christ. Mary’s life was set aside for the sole purpose of serving our Lord. By following her example, we, too, can completely give ourselves to Christ in a fundamental way that consecrates us to Him. We give our lives to Him in service and love.

Several things will happen:

 - You would be a complete person – made whole in God
 - You would acquire every feature of Jesus Christ with little pain or effort
 - You will renew perfectly the vows and promises of holy baptism
 - You will grow in holiness and increase your faith, hope, and love
 - You would be able to live out your vocation joyfully
 - You will find graces in your life multiplying
 - You would not despair because of your sins
 - You would be doing the best thing you could do for all your loved ones.

In "True Devotion to Mary", St. Louis Marie de Montfort sets out his teaching on devotion to Jesus through Mary in general, and proposes a particular form of devotion, involving a total dedication or consecration of oneself to Jesus through the hands of Mary. It is a prayerful and focused method of drawing closer to Jesus than ever before.

This method of Total Consecration was used by:

† Saint John Paul II †

who said… “Reading this book (St. Louis de Montfort’s True Devotion to Mary) was to be a turning point in my life…. This Marian devotion…has since remained a part of me. It is an integral part of my interior life and of my spiritual theology.”

FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN

We encourage families with younger children to participate in our abridged version of the 33 Days of Preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary.  Click HERE to view, download and/or print the "family friendly" consecration exercises for the next 33 days.  Be sure to register each of you family members individually by clicking HERE.

CONSECRATION TIMELINE

Tuesday, November 5 ~ Begin 33 days of prayers as found in Preparation for Total Consecration according to Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

~ Monday, December 9 ~ pray the Act of Consecration on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

*“It was through the most holy Virgin Mary that Jesus came into the world, and it is also through her that He has to reign in the world.”*

CONSECRATION RESOURCES 

Below are the materials needed to guide your preparation for the Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary.  The 33-day preparation includes a preliminary period of twelve days during which we endeavor “to free ourselves from the spirit of the world.” This initial 12 days is followed by a second period of three weeks. The first of these three weeks is devoted to the knowledge of ourselves, the second to that of the Blessed Virgin and the third to that of Jesus Christ. 

St. Louis de Montfort’s Way: Total Consecration (also includes links to the readings and prayers for the 33-day preparation) 

Camino de San Luis de Montfort: Consagración total (también incluye enlaces a las lecturas y oraciones para la preparación de 33 días)

Caminho de St. Louis de Montfort: Consagração Total (também inclui links para as leituras e orações para a preparação de 33 dias)

 

REGISTRATION

Have you registered for the Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary yet?  If not, please click the box below to register.  This will ensure that you will receive a printed certificate on December 9th.


You are invited to join Fr. Bill Swengros for 33 days of preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary. We will begin on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 and will conclude with our consecration on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 9, 2019 after the 7:30pm Mass at St. Paul Catholic Church. This year we will be using Fr. Hugh Gillespie's book, "Total Consecration:  To Jesus Christ Through Mary". Please get your copy now and invite your family and friends to join you!


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