Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary begins today.


33-Day Preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary begins today!

Total Consecration to Mary, explains St. Louis de Montfort, "consists in surrendering oneself in the manner of a slave to Mary, and to Jesus through her, and then performing all our actions with Mary, in Mary, through Mary, and for Mary" (The Secret of Mary, No. 28). It is also known as "True Devotion to Mary," "Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary," and "Holy Slavery."

Here is the formula for the preparation to consecrate oneself to Jesus through Mary...

Initial 12-Day Preparation

Day 1

Purpose: Emptying Yourself of the Spirit of the World

Examine your conscience, pray, practice renouncement of your own will; mortification, purity of heart. This purity is the indispensable condition for contemplating God in heaven, to see Him on earth and to know Him by the light of faith. The first part of the preparation should be employed in casting off the spirit of the world which is contrary to that of Jesus Christ. The spirit of the world consists essentially in the denial of the supreme dominion of God; a denial which is manifested in practice by sin and disobedience; thus it is principally opposed to the spirit of Christ, which is also that of Mary.

It manifests itself by the concupiscence of the flesh, by the concupiscence of the eyes and by the pride of life. By disobedience to God's laws and the abuse of created things. Its works are: sin in all forms, then all else by which the devil leads to sin; works which bring error and darkness to the mind, and seduction and corruption to the will. Its pomps are the splendor and the charms employed by the devil to render sin alluring in persons, places and things... continued here.

4 comments:

  1. thanks for referencing this beautiful website.

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  2. True Devotion to Mary and St. Louis De Montfort's Consecration is an amazing journey to deepen one's faith. I'd get on a megaphone and announce it if I could;-)His book is like a secret key that unlocks the world's best treasure! Totus Tuus and keep on spreading the word. I wrote about my experience a bit on his feast day here: http://familyatthefootofthecross.blogspot.com/search/label/St.%20Louis%20De%20Montfort
    God Bless all on this heavenly path!

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  3. Thanks, Tiffany. I wholeheartedly agree with you about St. Louis's wisdom. I look forward to reading your post.

    God bless you! Totus Tuus!

    Donna-Marie

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  4. I love the book. There are many prayers and a great deal of wisdom in it. I read it for the first time when I was in high school, and I am certain that it played a fundamental role in making my devotion to Mary and Christ much stronger.

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