Marian Consecration

A Solemn Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart
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Most Holy Virgin Mary, tender Mother of men, to fulfill the desires of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the request of the Vicar of your Son on earth, we consecrate ourselves and our families to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and we recommend to you all the people of our country and all the world. Please accept our consecration, dearest Mother, and use us as you wish to accomplish your designs in the world.

O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and Queen of the World, rule over us, together with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, Our King. Save us from the spreading flood of modern paganism; kindle in our hearts and homes the love of purity, the practice of a virtuous life, an ardent zeal for souls, and a desire to pray the Rosary more faithfully.

We come with confidence to you, O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love. Inflame us with the same Divine Fire, which has inflamed your own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Make our hearts and homes your shrine, and through us, make the Heart of Jesus, together with your rule, triumph in every heart and home. Amen.
— Venerable Pope Pius XII

Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary
Jesus told Sister Lucia of His desire that devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary be spread throughout the world and be placed alongside devotion to His Sacred Heart. How could anyone be more devoted than to surrender virtually everything to her in a spirit of holy slavery through Total Consecration to Jesus Christ through Mary? In Sister’s book Calls” From the Message of Fatima we find numerous hints at this Divine invitation.

We invite you to visit the Marian Consecration section of our online gift shop where you can obtain everything you need for your Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary; many books also available in Spanish.  Below are two most popular approaches:

The Traditional de Montfort Approach
St. Louis de Montfort is credited with developing a 33-day preparation for total consecration to Mary. This is the method that St. John Paul II used to make his consecration, and was the genesis of his papal motto – Totus Tuus – I am totally yours!

True DevotionSt. de Montfort’s True Devotion to Mary book consists of emptying oneself of the spirit of the world and filling oneself with the Spirit of Jesus Christ, which unfolds in three steps:

  1. One week dedicated to coming to a more profound knowledge of ourselves during which we wish to become truly aware of our tendencies to sin and to acquire a spirit of genuine humility.
  2. One week dedicated to coming to a more profound knowledge of the Virgin Mary during which we wish to more fully open our lives to her presence.
  3. One week dedicated to coming to a more profound knowledge of Jesus Christ in which we seek to permit the light of our knowledge of ourselves and of Mary to illuminate our relationship to Jesus, so that we may participate more fully in His life and mission.

A New Approach to Marian Consecration
33DAYFr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC penned the book, 33 Days to Morning Glory – A Do-It-Yourself Retreat in Preparation for Marian Consecration. Gaitley refers to this method as a “retreat” rather than a preparation, and it consists of four weeks + five days in review – 33 days in all.

He refers to St. Louis de Montfort as the first great apostle of Marian consecration who gathered and synthesized the teachings of the best experts in Marian spirituality of his time, and suggests that, were he alive today, he would present the teaching of our contemporary Marian experts. St. Maximillian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Theresa of Calcutta, and St Pope John Paul II are the three contemporary Marian giants who Father believes have most dramatically added to the beauty and richness of consecration spirituality. For this reason he has included reading about and comprehensive contemplation of their spirituality along with that of St. Louis de Montfort in the retreat.

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