Greetings in Jesus and Mary...
Tomorrow is the Feast day of the Annunciation....the day that St. Louis DeMontfort claims is the best day to make our Consecration To Jesus Through Mary. We can make this Consecration on any feast day of Our Lady in order to put ourselves under Her protection but I will give the reasons that St. Louis gave in choosing the Annunciation Feast day. Simply....It is the day that Jesus became Man on earth in the womb of the Blessed Virgin Mary and it is a great day for us to choose Jesus to be born in us through Mary. We know as Christians that we already belong to Jesus but this Consecration surrenders ourselves into the hands of Mary in a special way so that through the power of the Holy Spirit She may form Jesus in a more perfect way within our souls. The Holy Trinity chose the vessel of Mary to bring Jesus physically into the world. St. Louis De Montfort explains that since Jesus was brought to us physically through Mary....He is also brought spiritually to all of us through Mary. It makes sense but many refute this teaching. If Jesus humbled Himself to the care of His Mother....why would we not humble OURSELVES to the care of His Mother in imitation of Him. If we call ourselves "Christians" then we must imitate our Lord and Master.
It was God’s plan to be born among the children of men, to choose a mother among the daughters of Eve and to share our humanity so that we might be partakers of His Divinity and co-heirs of His eternal Home – Heaven – our destiny!
The angel said to the Immaculate Virgin Mary: “The Holy Spirit shall come upon Thee… and therefore the Holy One that is born of Thee shall be called the Son of God.” In these words, the angel made known that the Son of the Most High God had chosen a woman among the daughters of Eve, and that this humble Virgin Mary had received the incomparable office and dignity of becoming the Mother of God. Jesus is true God and true man, therefore His Mother is truly the Mother of God and therefore the Mother of us all for He is the Head of the Mystical Body and we are the members.
Her position was a singular honor and this is why from the moment of her own conception, She was conceived Immaculate and endowed with supernatural gifts and grace immeasurable beyond those of any creature on Earth or in Heaven. She is the Immaculate Conception for the Church. It was God’s Will for Her to be the Mother of God and the Mother of us all; but She had to give her consent and She did of her own free will to this holy duty as well as to choose to remain spotless always. Eve was spotless but chose to sin. Mary was never tainted with sin – NEVER!
Mary responded to the angel, “He that is mighty has done great things to Me… and from henceforth all generations shall call Me blessed.” Does anyone believe that God could be born of a woman who was for an instant the slave of the devil.... through even one sin? She was kept spotless and pure with singular graces so that His Tabernacle could be pure. We are talking about God – the same God that people think they can receive in their hand at Holy Communion! Only the anointed hands of a priest can touch the Sacred Host! How can anyone think that Mary was an ordinary woman born with original sin. We need to give thanks to the Eternal Father for this great gift of His Only Begotten Son and of His Blessed Mother!
This is why we honor Our Lady in a particular way. She was not only chosen to bring Him into the world physically. St. Louis De Montfort says that She continues to bring Christ into the world to us spiritually. It is the will of God that all graces flow to us through Her. It is a teaching and Tradition of the Catholic Church taught by the doctors of the Church. She occupies a special role in the work of redemption. She is intimately beside her divine Son in waging war against the powers of darkness. Their Hearts beat together - ALWAYS. Her will is perfectly in union with God. Let us not make the mistake that She is equal to Her Son in this....God is above His Mother. BUT Jesus can not refuse His Mother in Her prayers and intercessions for us because of how She chose to always live in perfect union to His Will...which we are ALL CALLED TO DO...but because of our sinfulness and weakness...we fall short. Therefore, it is a wise thing to choose to be under the direction and protection of this good Mother through this Consecration. She will guide us most perfectly to Her Son....to His Perfect Will....and one day to Heaven our true home!
Oh Mary conceived without original sin, pray for us!
Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy upon us!
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Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 42 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 6 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!