The word “life changing” gets used quite a bit these days. As one would expect, it relates to an experience that changes one’s life. There are different degrees of such experiences, however, some of which are more important than others. As Christians, the ultimate life changing experience is one that will bring us closer to the Lord and help us to get to Heaven. It doesn’t get more important than that! Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary (popularized by St. Louis de Montfort in the 18th century) is such an experience. It WILL change your life!
Beginning on September 4th, I’ll once again be leading Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary on my daily BlogTalkRadio show. This year, I’m thrilled that we’ll be using the acclaimed book 33 Days To Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley as the basis for our 33 day preparation. Even better is that you can order a FREE copy of the book (if you live in the US or Canada)!
What exactly is Total (or Marian) consecration? According to Fr. Gaitley, Marian consecration means “giving Mary our full permission to complete her motherly task in us, which is to form us into other Christs”. The preparation period will involve 33 days of meditation and prayer, based on the spirituality of St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximillian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa and Blessed Pope John Paul II. After making our way through the preparation phase we will then make (or renew) or Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary on October 7th, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.
Why should you consecrate your life to Jesus through Mary? Here are a few reasons…
“The more we honor the Blessed Virgin, the more we honor Jesus Christ, because we honor Mary only that we may more perfectly honor Jesus, since we go to her only as the way by which we are to find the end we are seeking, which is Jesus.” (Saint Louis de Montfort)
“There is no surer or easier way than Mary in uniting all men with Christ.” (Pope St. Pius X)
“We are convinced without any doubt that devotion to Our Lady is essentially joined with devotion to Christ.” (Pope Paul VI)
Interested? Want to find out more? You can sign up in 3 easy steps. Here’s how:
STEP 1 (Sign Up)
Enter your email address below and press the “Join Now” button and you’ll be placed on our email mailing list. You’ll then receive an email (from me), asking you to confirm your registration by clicking on a link. Don’t skip this step! You need to do this in order to be placed on the mailing list. I’ll be sending out periodic emails to provide more information and guide you through the process. I WILL NOT share your email address with anyone!
IMPORTANT NOTE: At the present time, there are several people who have not completed the signup process by opening the email (and clicking on the link) that gets sent to you once you sign up. Please check your inbox (and your spam or bulk folder) and look for this email. If you do not complete this process, you will not receive any future emails that I send. If you cannot locate the confirmation email, please email me and I’ll help you correct the problem.
STEP 2 (Get your FREE copy of 33 Days To Morning Glory)
My dear friends at the My Consecration apostolate are offering a free Total Consecration kit, which includes a copy of “33 Days To Morning Glory”. To receive your kit, simply visit their website and register. This will provide you with the materials that you need to participate in Total Consecration. Although we work closely with each other, My Consecration and Following The Truth are 2 separate apostolates. Therefore, you also need to register with them in order to receive your free book. Please note that the offer of a free kit applies only to residents of the US or Canada.
STEP 3 (Tune in to the Following The Truth radio program beginning on September 2)
Although the actual 33 day preparation period begins on Wednesday, September 4th, I’ll spend the Monday and Tuesday of that week discussing Total Consecration and providing more information about the process. I’ve led over 1,000 people through Total Consecration over the past 2 years and I’m looking for another big year in 2013. Whether you’re renewing your consecration (like me) or making it for the first time, we’ll walk together over the 33 day preparation period. In addition to my nightly radio show, I’ll be available by email to answer your questions and/or encourage you.
So, get ready and be prepared for your life to change in some BIG ways. Jesus is waiting to get to know you better and Mary is ready to take you by the hand and lead you to Him!