What is Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary?
Total Consecration is growing in our personal relationship with Jesus Christ by surrendering ourselves fully into the care of the Mother of God in the same way the Lord himself has done.
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What is involved in preparation for Consecration?
Surrendering oneself fully into the life of Jesus is a step that requires preparation.
During this 33-day process, the first step is to empty oneself of the spirit of the world.
The second step is to become filled with the Spirit of Jesus by coming to a more
profound personal knowledge of ourselves, of the Virgin Mary, and of Jesus. This is
accomplished through individual daily prayer, spiritual reading and personal reflection in
addition to the six sessions offered at St. Anastasia Catholic Church.
Who is St. Louis de Montfort?
Born in Montfort, France, in 1673, he was ordained a diocesan priest in 1700. In his
preaching, which attracted thousands of people back to the faith, Father Louis
recommended frequent, even daily, Holy Communion—not the custom then!—and
imitation of the Virgin Mary’s ongoing acceptance of God’s will for her life.
He founded the Missionaries of the Company of Mary, for priests and brothers, and the
Daughters of Wisdom, who cared especially for the sick. His book, True Devotion to the
Blessed Virgin, has become a classic explanation of Marian devotion.
His life is inseparable from his efforts to promote genuine devotion to Mary, the mother
of Jesus and mother of the Church. Totus tuus (“completely yours”) was his personal
motto; St. Pope John Paul II chose it as his episcopal motto.
He died in 1716 and was canonized in 1947. His Liturgical Feast Day is April 28.