Hello Church Militant:
I hope you are persevering through this first 14 days of the 33 day Preparation of Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary. We are almost at the next step which is Knowledge of Self. These instructions are posted under Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary under Formation on this website.
I thought I would post on why do this consecration....why Mary...
We should all know that we are called to be saints to please God and win for Him many souls. Many think this is too difficult a task and that we are ALL not called to it. Not so. St. Francis de Sales says that we are not saints because we do not want to be. Being a saint for Jesus Christ does not have to be difficult if we know and understand the easy way to Jesus. We know that this easy way is effective because it is so hidden by the enemy who does not want us to grow closer to Jesus. THIS SECRET IS MARY. All who have wanted to enter on the narrow way of perfection, all who are desirous of living true, holy Christian lives, have need of many helps, many assistances; we have much to overcome; we have many hindrances in the way of perfection; we have many stumbling blocks, old habits, predominant passions, selfish inclinations, so very much opposed to the reign of Jesus Christ. It can be overwhelming to walk this narrow way by ourselves. God knew that and therefore He gave us His Mother. She is the Mother of God. She is a model, our guide and our help during this trying time on earth.
St. Louis deMontfort from his book, “Love of the Eternal Wisdom” states that there are four means of obtaining possession of this wisdom needed to identify ourselves with Christ:
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, pray for us!
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 41 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 5 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!