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This year's consecration

Discussion in 'Consecration to Mary.' started by PotatoSack, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. Praetorian

    Praetorian Powers

    It's never too late Rita.
    You only missed one day. The consecration prayer period is 33 days long. You could just end with your last prayers on the day of consecration if you wished or just do the first 2 days of prayer today.
    The first 12 days are only a preparation period.

    The consecration is a big spiritual step. I would just make sure it is something you are ready to do. Of course you could always start the consecration today and read up on it, then if you decide you are not ready yet, you could wait.
     
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  2. Shae

    Shae Angels

    So wonderful to see all these posts joining in to renew our consecration to Our Blessed Mother. Makes me feel so happy!
     
  3. Mario

    Mario Powers

    Maryn,

    This year's consecration thread can be found below. Don't fret about starting a little late. Our Lady understands!:) You can follow either the St. Louis or Fr. Gaitley version which are posted each day.

    http://motheofgod.com/threads/2017-forum-consecration-to-jesus-through-mary.10519/

    Safe in the Refuge of the Immaculate Heart!
     
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  4. Mario

    Mario Powers

    Too Late? No way!

    This year's consecration thread can be found below. Don't fret about starting a little late. Our Lady understands!:) You can follow either the St. Louis or Fr. Gaitley version which are posted each day.

    http://motheofgod.com/threads/2017-forum-consecration-to-jesus-through-mary.10519/

    Safe in the Refuge of the Immaculate Heart!
     
  5. Amen im in. Just caught up on readings going to hopefully pick up a st louis De Montfort book today. I went with Fr. Gaitley's version before and had a great experience.
     
  6. Just picked up the book by tan press!
     
  7. Sanctus

    Sanctus "Jesus, I Trust In You!"

    Can anyone who did the consecration previously share their experience of what benefits it has made for their spiritual life? This is my first time consecrating myself to Mary and feel the time is right.
     
  8. Mario

    Mario Powers

    Sanctus,

    For me, Sanctus, the Consecration has deepened my trust in Mary as Mother. Our Lady lives the will of God without fail. She knows best the Heart of her Son. To entrust my concerns to her care is wise, not only because Jesus gave her to me as my Mother, but also because the intentions of her Heart are pure with no stain of selfishness. I can't claim that for myself. Our Lady always prays what is best for me and for my loved ones! In addition, she draws me closer to Jesus. There is a prayer I learned through Fr. Gaitley's version of the Consecration that has stayed with me. Remember, Mary is the Spouse of the Holy Spirit through whom Jesus was conceived. Here's the prayer:

    Come, Holy Spirit; may You and your beloved Spouse bring me face-to-face with Jesus Crucified.

    One other truth I have learned with the help of that prayer. As Mary suffered with Jesus at the foot of His Cross, the love of Mary for me compels her to suffer with and for me as I struggle to embrace my own crosses. I pray that as the Holy Spirit has formed Our Lady to be servant of all, Mary will help me to love others better, too.

    One may argue that they already know these things that I mention. But knowing them is not as heartfelt as entrusting oneself to the Queen, who in union with the Holy Spirit, will direct me to live the Will of God. And it is through the Consecration that I entrust myself to her.

    It is not about an insurance policy or a magic pill, it is about a deeper relationship with the mother of Jesus. I thank Jesus that He gave her to me.:)

    You may ask for a testimony. Here's a short one. I first consecrated myself to Mary in May, 1983. There was however, a difficulty I had in my marriage. Whenever I felt burdened by failure in trying to live out my spiritual or familial responsibilities, my disappointment would express itself by giving my loved ones the cold shoulder. For several days, I would be overly strict with the children and give Geralyn the silent treatment. We nicknamed these occurrences “tailspins” and developed responses to try and curtail them; however, they stubbornly persisted for 4 years. Then in December, 1987, at a First Friday Mass celebrated by Fr. Robert Chryst, a marvelous thing happened. He was preaching on the first reading from Ephesians concerning the surpassing greatness of God’s power in us who believe (Eph 1:19). I was convicted to claim that power as a remedy for my tailspins and the Lord responded immediately. I have never experienced another tailspin since! Now the timing of that was not lost on me. The beginning of my family's pilgrimage to Medjugorje was to begin just three days later. We planned that pilgrimage out of love for Our Lady and she interceded for my healing out of love for us.

    Thank you Mary! Praise you Jesus! All to the Glory of God!
     
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  9. Sanctus

    Sanctus "Jesus, I Trust In You!"

    Thank you for sharing your experience, Mario.
     

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