Increase Your Spirituality
Total Consecration to Jesus is a beautiful exercise to increase your spirituality and ability to truly serve our Lord Jesus Christ. The basic premise set forth by St. Louis Marie de Montfort is simply that Jesus came into the world through Mary and that for us to always be assured of being close to Jesus, even closer than ever before, we should go through Mary.
Consecration consists merely of a 33-day period of prayerful preparation followed by the actual act of consecration itself.
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.
The object of this consecration is to cast off the spirit of the world, which is contrary to that of Jesus Christ, in order to acquire fully the spirit of Jesus Christ through the Blessed Virgin. This follows the practices suggested by St. Louis De Montfort: renouncement of the world and knowledge of self, of the Blessed Virgin and of Jesus Christ.
Those wishing to complete the Consecration on December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the closing date of the Diocesan Marian Year, should begin the process on November 5.
Books can be purchased from: Montfort Publications – 26 South Saxon Avenue – Bay Shore NY 11706 – 631.665.0726
Reflections with Bishop McFadden
Bishop Jospeh P. McFadden reads the daily reflections and the prayers of the Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary devotion.