WHAT IS A MARIAN CONSECRATION?
The goal of Marian Consecration is to grow closer to Jesus Christ with the help of His mother. To do a Marian Consecration is to accept the gift that Jesus gave us of Mary as our mother to help us grow in holiness with the help of the Holy Spirit.
WHY SHOULD YOU DO IT?
According to St. Louis de Montfort total consecration to Jesus through Mary is the quickest, easiest, surest and most perfect way to become a saint. If you’re looking for a simple way to be spiritually renewed, develop a deeper relationship with Our Merciful Savior, and grow in holiness, join us for 33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat preparation in order to do your Marian Consecration together as a community on the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel July 16.
WHAT WILL WE BE DOING TO PREPARE?
Using Fr. Michael E. Gaitley’s book 33 Days to Morning Glory, for six weeks, we will individually read about and reflect on four great Marian saints: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa, and Pope John Paul II. They’ll teach us the secrets to drawing closer to the Heart of Jesus through the Heart of Mary. In addition to the guided book readings, we will be providing daily reflections, encouragements and materials to help you grow in your love of Mary and Jesus during these 33 days.
WHERE CAN I GET THE BOOK?
If you don’t have the book yet we can provide a free copy of it in a magazine style. You can pick it up from the parish office front desk.
CAN I DO IT ON MY OWN OR DO I NEED TO JOIN A GROUP?
We strongly encourage you to find someone to prepare for the consecration with- pair up with a friend or join/lead a group to do the retreat leading to our Marian Consecration. You will get more fruit out of this retreat by having someone to share this journey with. This preparation time is an ideal opportunity to share our faith and be encourage each other in our path towards holiness. Reach out to family and friends or to people you serve or participate in ministry with. Maybe it’s time to reach out to your neighbors, coworkers or that other person or family member who always sits near you in church! It’s a special time to connect through our faith. Even if you decide to do this spiritual journey independently, you won’t be alone! You can sign-up for daily reflections, encouragements and materials through social media, Flocknote and/or emails so that we make this spiritual journey together.
WHEN ARE WE DOING IT?
We will complete our Consecration on the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Jul 16. Our 33-day preparation for Marian consecration begins on Sat, Jun 13. On Thu, Jul 16, we will consecrate ourselves to Jesus through Mary with a Mass and consecration ceremony at OLMC Church.
WHAT IF I HAVE ALREADY DONE IT BEFORE?
If you have already had the blessing of already completing a Marian Consecration, you can still join us and renew your Consecration growing even closer to Jesus through Mary.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
If you are joining us for the Marian Consecration on Thu, Jul 16, we strongly encourage you to register online by completing the registration the form below. You can choose to have daily or weekly reminders when registering.
Looking forward to CONNECTING with all of you through PRAYER!
If you have any questions not answered here feel free to contact Sr. Monica at email@example.com.