"I am all thine and all I have is thine, O dear Jesus, through Mary, Thy holy Mother."
I invite you to make a Total Consecration for the first time or prepare to renew your consecration if your original consecration was on the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
"True Devotion to Mary is nothing more than the perfect and certain and shortest way to live our baptismal vows."
My family will be preparing for our fifth Annual Consecration Renewal.
I am willing to organize an email loop or private blog for anyone who desires to grow closer to Our Blessed Mother by way of Montfortian Total Consecration. If you are interested, please contact me (JOYfilledfamily at gmail dot com) or leave a comment at this post.
In any case, you will benefit from listening to this sermon from Audio Sancto - True Devotion to Mary.
By making this consecration to Mary, you are placing yourself completely and totally in her hands. You are giving her permission to form you, discipline you, and mold you into a true follower of Christ. Do not be afraid, though, because she loves you. She will always take care of you, and knows better than anybody how to do so. It is always good to remember her words to St. Juan Diego in Mexico, "Hear and let it penetrate into your heart, my dear little son: let nothing discourage you, nothing depress you: let nothing alter your heart or your countenance. Also do not fear any illness or vexation, anxiety or pain. Am I not here who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not your fountain of life? Are you not in the folds of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms? Is there anything else that you need?"
The Total Consecration is divided into themes:
Days 1-12: The Spirit of the World
Days 13-19: Knowledge of Self
Days 20-26: Knowledge of Mary
Days 27-33: Knowledge of Jesus
Day 34: Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary
Schedule of Consecration
1 21 Feb when February has 29 days. The Feast of the Annunciation is the Feast that St. Louis de Montfort recommends most of all as it is this Feast that commemorates God Himself taking on flesh and, thereby, subjecting even Himself to trust in and dependency on Our Lady
AD JESUM PER MARIAM