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Total Consecration to Our Lady
September 20, 2017 @ 8:00 am - October 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
St. Louis de Montfort’s formula of total consecration to Jesus through Mary is not to be taken lightly. This is evidenced from the fact that the Saint himself advocates a serious preparation consisting of twelve preliminary days, in which the soul endeavors to rid itself of the spirit of the world as opposed to the spirit of Christ. This is followed by three weeks of prayer and meditation during which the soul strives to acquire a better knowledge of self (1st week), of Mary (2nd week), and of Jesus Christ (3rd week).
Though this preliminary period is strongly recommended, it is obvious that the length of time devoted to such a preparation may vary according to one’s personal needs and circumstances. For the benefit of those desiring to make the complete preparation recommended by the Saint, the Montfort Fathers in the United States have, for the first time, assembled in one book the various prayers and meditations conducive to an adequate preparation for total consecration to Jesus through Mary. A chart, consisting of six suggested schedules for consecration has also been drawn up to make it easier to keep track of the preparation days.
Please click on the attached link for the Total Consecration Calendar and prayers. Our Parish Consecration prayers are September 20-October 22, 2017