March 18, 2018

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Tomorrow, the Solemnity of St. Joseph, many of us will be making or renewing our consecration to Jesus through Mary. St. Louis de Montfort (1673-1716) helped promote through his book True Devotion to Mary this way of making our lives more intentional.

On the Saturdays of Lent some of us who have been reading 33 Days to Morning Glory have been gathering to listen to and to discuss the reflections of Fr. Michael Gaitley MIC whose Consecration Prayer might inspire you to join us next time:

I, __________, a repentant sinner, renew and ratify today in your hands, O Immaculate Mother, the vows of my Baptism. I renounce Satan and resolve to follow Jesus Christ even more closely than before. Mary, I give you my heart. Please set it on fire with love for Jesus. Make it always attentive to his burning thirst for love and for souls. Keep my heart in your most pure Heart that I may love Jesus and the members of his Body with your own perfect love.

Mary, I entrust myself totally to you: my body and soul, my goods, both interior and exterior, and even the value of all my good actions. Please make of me, of all that I am and have, whatever most pleases you. Let me be a fit instrument in your immaculate and merciful hands for bringing the greatest possible glory to God. If I fall, please lead me back to Jesus. Wash me in the blood and water that flow from his pierced side, and help me never to lose my trust in this fountain of love and mercy.

With you, O Immaculate Mother — you who always do the will of God — I unite myself to the perfect consecration of Jesus as he offers himself in the Spirit to the Father for the life of the world. Amen.

Reflect also on the Consecration Prayer composed by St. Louis de Montfort and that of St. Maximilian Kolbe. You can find them all on our parish website. When preceded with adequate preparation and awareness of the commitment being made, they will change your life forever.


Fr. Christopher J. Pollard

P.S. Resources to learn more about Consecration to Jesus through Mary are available online: