?I have said that this devotion may rightly be called a perfect renewal of the vows or promises of holy Baptism.? (St. Louis de Montfort)
Are you ready to renounce Satan and his works, renew and ratify your baptismal promises and make a total donation of your life to Jesus? If so, Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary is just what you need!
What exactly is this devotion all about? Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary was popularized by Saint Louis de Montfort (1673 ? 1716), a French priest who stated that ?this devotion, faithfully practiced, is an excellent means of making sure that the value of all our good works shall be employed for the greater glory of God.?
Over the past five years, I have led close to 4,000 individuals through this process on my nightly podcast. Here are some of their comments:
I cannot thank you enough for doing this. Listening to your explanations is a big help for me. I also appreciate being able to say the prayers along with you because I get so easily distracted. Not to say that it still does not happen, but it would be a lot worse if I was doing it on my own. I have lots of areas that need improvement, but I feel confident with the Blessed Mother at my side I can do it in baby steps.
Thank you for all your help. Just wanted you to know that my husband and I are still with you and plan on making this Consecration next week. It has changed MY life in so many ways.
Thank you so much for doing this?it is very helpful to do it in a group ?this is a huge mental commitment and a leap of faith but I find your encouragement extremely inspiring!
You are doing so much good with this consecration. I would not even be doing this myself if I had not heard you on Ave Maria Radio (while I was working on the house!). You are blessing so many through your encouragement with this devotion and your thoughtful support of those who are encountering difficulties.
On Monday, September 4, 2017 (Labor Day in for those in the United States) we will once again begin the 33 day period of preparation which will result in consecrating (or re-consecrating) ourselves to Jesus through Mary on October 7 and I am inviting as many of you as possible to make this consecration along with me.
This year, I am doing it in a completely unique and exciting way. Instead of using one particular book, I will be selecting our daily meditations from “The Best Of The Best” preparation methods (including books by Fr. Michael Gaitley, Fr. Hugh Gillespie and others). All of these daily meditations will be compared with St. Louis de Montfort’s guidelines to ensure that you are getting the best possible preparation.
The Total Consecration is divided into themes:
(Days 1-12) The Spirit of the World ? We concentrate on casting off the spirit of the world, which is contrary to the spirit of Jesus Christ.
(Days 13-19) Knowledge of Self ? The focus is on seeing ourselves as God sees us and looking at the effects of our sins.
(Days 20-26) Knowledge of Mary ? In order to imitate Mary?s desire to always follow God?s will, we must get to know her.
(Days 27-33) Knowledge of Jesus ? In preparation for making our Total Consecration, we?ll study the life of Jesus.
Day 34: Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary.
If you?re interested in joining me, I recommend that you listen to a 30 minute introductory podcast that I recorded last year HERE. This will give you an idea of what to expect. Other than that, there’s nothing else you need to do – no book to purchase, no fee, no need to even leave your home. If you need a reminder, I recommend that you sign up for my email newsletter (see the sidebar to the right of this page). Beginning on September 4th, there will be a podcast available each day (by 8 PM each evening). The length of the shows will be 30 minutes (M-F) and 15 minutes (Sat-Sun). You can download the podcasts free of charge from BlogTalkRadio, iTunes or TuneIn Radio. Or you can listen to the podcast directly from my website by clicking HERE.
Please share this invitation with as many people as you can. There is no cost and no vows are involved. You?re simply expressing the desire to become a better person and taking advantage of Mary?s help. It?s a great deal!
Through the years, Total Consecration has changed many lives. Don’t just take my word for it, however. Give it a try and see what happens in your life.
See you on September 4th!