We are already in our 4th day of our 54 day Novena of Rosaries before Oct 7th. In order to continue in love and zeal with this Novena, I am proposing a St. Louis deMontfort Consecration as well for Oct. 7th. This will begin Sept. 4th. I will have daily posts under Consecration to Jesus through Mary which is under the heading of Formation. I have posted information about the vigilance of Our Blessed Mother to God's Grace during her time on earth. We can imitate this hunger for God's Grace. In the classes that I have had in the past regarding this Consecration, I always mention that "grace" should be looked upon and sought after by all Catholics like "money" is sought after by the earthly minded. We should hunger to be rich in God's grace and seek to obtain graces in all that we do. I encourage you to read this which was just posted today.
In order to consider this Consecration to Jesus through Mary, we must read the book True Devotion to Mary written by St. Louis deMontfort. One of the stumbling blocks for people to make this Consecration is the fact that he wants us to call ourselves slaves to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. It is true that Scripture calls us heirs and brothers and sisters in Christ. So why slave?? When we learn how much God has allowed the Blessed Mother to do for us and know that She has done already so much for us and continues to do so, we want to "give" to Her. What can we give to Her? We prostrate ourselves willingly before Her and promise to give everything to Jesus through Her because we will always be unprofitable servants. Therefore, voluntarily becoming slaves gives more! We give our all! Now the question asked is? What is left for me? Nothing! - At least nothing that you can call your own. What will be given to us for this generosity? EVERYTHING! Mary will be at your side, guide you to Her Son, ensure your recovery of lost grace and finally SALVATION - HEAVEN! What a Heaven for those who gave Jesus and Mary ALL! God will never be outdone in generosity - you can be sure. This gives a special "freedom" - to be a "slave". God's ways are not our ways.
Please read True Devotion to Mary by St. Louis deMontfort for more understanding of this beautiful Consecration which if all of us did - we would have a completely transformed world!
Our Lady - Queen and Mother - guide us to your Son - Our Lord Jesus Christ!
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!