Marian Consecration

Sister Lucia stressed the importance of consecrating yourselves and your families to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to wear the Brown Scapular as a sign of consecration. Below is a prayer you can offer, and information on books to guide you spiritually in preparing for a total act of consecration to Jesus through Mary.

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 for books on this.

Below are two most popular approaches:

The Traditional St. Louis de Montfort Approach

St. Louis de Montfort is credited with developing a 33-day preparation for total consecration to Jesus through 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!

His Preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary by the Company of Mary, the religious community founded by Fr. de Montfort, is an introduction to his spirituality of total consecration and a guide for those who would prepare themselves to make his Act of Total Consecration. His book True Devotion to Mary, is also a great resource on Marian Consecration.


A New Approach to Marian Consecration

Fr. 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. Fr. Gaitley chose St. Maximillian Kolbe, St. Theresa of Calcutta and St. John Paul II as three Marian giants who most dramatically added to the beauty and richness of consecration spirituality and has included their spirituality along with that of St. Louis de Montfort in the book.

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