“We never give more honor to Jesus than when we honor His mother, and we honor her simply and solely to honor Him all the more perfectly. We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek—Jesus, her son.” Saint Louis de Montfort
Marian Consecrations date all the way back to the fifth century, and continue to help Catholics find deeper love of Jesus through His immaculate Mother. Entrusting our hearts to the Mother of God is a sure step to pleasing God, deepening your faith life, and becoming closer to the heart of Jesus.
These are just a few resources for those of you interested in partaking in a Marian Consecration. There are dozens and dozens of others that you could find and use, but I thought these would be helpful and straightforward. I’ll be using them too!
What do you need to begin your consecration?
First, find an upcoming feast day and accompanying start date. If planning far in advance, you might look for a feast day that is especially meaningful to you.
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Next, find your literature. There are a few options to choose from, and you can't go wrong with any. Saint Louis de Montfort’s consecration is the oldest and has been commended by many popes:
Here is another page that links each day's consecration, making it especially easy to navigate:
Another book, perhaps one more familiar to you, is Father Michael E. Gaitley’s 33 Days to Morning Glory, which takes some of the best aspects of multiple different consecrations and blends them into a great whole:
This is an online PDF of the booklet. Though this works fine for your consecration, I would recommend finding a physical copy and purchasing one as soon as possible. You can find them very easily online, and for less than $10 (or less than $5 on some used book stores!). Or, try calling your local parish—it’s possible they have a copy for you to borrow, or even keep.
Once you have your literature, your days marked on your calendar, perhaps a friend or two to help you stay the course, and a deserving celebration for your Consecration Day, you’re good to go! Peace of Christ be with you all, and well-wishes in your consecration.
“Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.”
Saint Maximilian Kolbe