Total Consecration

Totus tuus ego sum, et omnia mea tua sunt, O Virgo, super omnia benedicta.  
I am all yours, and all that is mine is yours, O Virgin, blessed above all.

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

Below is a general outline for the Total Consecration. 

Here is a link to the most thorough step by step guide to completing St. Louis De Montfort  - Total Consecration.

Step 1
Read "True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary"
Step 2bkdeMontfort
Choose a day for the Consecration
Step 3
Begin the 33-Day Preparation for Consecration 
Step 4
Day 34: Day of Consecration
Step 5
After Consecration
Daily Practices
  • Recite the Little Crown of the Blessed Virgin (3 'Our Fathers' and 12 'Hail Marys')
  • Wear a chain or medal reminding us of holy slavery (optional practice)
  • Have special devotion to the Mystery of the Incarnation
  • Devotion and frequent recitation of the Rosary and the Magnificat
    • Methods of Saying the RosaryBy St. Louis De Montfort Have 'great contempt' for the world and its maxims Make every effort do everything THROUGH, WITH, IN and FOR Jesus through Mary
Total Consecration Resources - original post
Act of Consecration Printable - with a list of what to do once the Consecration has been completed
Marian Consecration at time of Baptism

Additional Resources:
  • Free Consecration Packets - consisting of a pamphlet explaining the Total Consecration of Saint Louis de Montfort and a prayer book for the 33 day preparation prior to the Act of Total Consecration.
  • Total Consecration   - outline of the 'process' of Total Consecration. However, The Secret of Mary or the True Devotion to Mary should be read and prayerfully studied prior to making the commitment (they are available at this site).
  • Total Consecration to Mary - This website is an open invitation to all Catholics who love Mary, our glorious Queen and immaculate Mother. She has been assumed body and soul into heaven and continues to watch over each of us from the vantage point of eternity. If you have ever received a grace from God, you can be certain that it passed first through her hands.
  • True Devotion To The Blessed Virgin Mary Mother Teresa, similar to that listed on Fisheaters
  • Total Consecration Pod CastRosary Army
  • True Devotion to MaryLinks to FREE Online books.
  • True Devotion Video - Fr. Hugh, working with the Apostolate for Family Consecration, offers an extended series of video presentations on St. Louis de Montfort’s True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • Montfortian Religious - In these pages you can read about the life of St. Louis Marie, about his writings and his Spirituality, and you can obtain more information concerning the three Congregations.
  • 30 Days Consecration Preparation - This manual finds its origin in a spiritual intuition of Saint Louis-Marie de Montfort (1673-1716) that came to reality in the course of our missionary experience in the Philippines.  This second and extensively revised edition answers the earnest request from many a people throughout the world to be assisted by the Montfortian spirituality on their journey to Christ. Indeed, the encounter with Christ is a “pilgrimage of faith”, John Paul II says in his encyclical Redemptoris Mater.
  • Jesus Living in MaryHandbook of the Spirituality of St. Louis de Montfort
  • Treatise on True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin St. Louis de Montfort
  • Sermon on True Devotion to MaryAudio Sancto 
  • Who is Mary? - This homily was given during a retreat for the Deacons of the Diocese of Brooklyn at the Montfort Spiritual Center in Bayshore, NY. 24.41 min
  • Montfort Publications 
  • Montfort Photo Album  
“…O admirable Mother, present me to thy dear Son as His eternal slave, so that as He has redeemed me by thee, by thee He may receive me! O Mother of mercy, grant me the grace to obtain the true Wisdom of God; and for that end receive me among those whom thou lovest and teachest, whom thou leadest, nourishest and protectest as thy children and thy slaves…” ~ Consecration

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