A blessed Palm Sunday to you all! This week, I will begin the Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary by St. Louis de Montfort so that I'll end on the feast day of Our Lady of Fatima! Read this excerpt from an article written by Veronica Brandt on CC Watershed to learn more about it!
"A heads up for waiting for an auspicious time to begin a thirty three day preparation for Total Marian Consecration. Starting this Monday April 10 gives you 33 days to prepare for the feast of Our Lady of Fatima on May 13.
This year marks 100 years since Our Lady appeared at Fatima. This is especially commemorated on the 13th of May – the anniversary of her first appearance to Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta.
Devotion to Mary has been present in the Church forever, but some more recent saints have shed light on Mary’s role as a special intercessor for all mankind with her Son. St Louis de Montfort stands out – you may have heard of his books : The Secret of Mary, The Secret of the Rosary, and True Devotion to Mary.
This last book introduces a special consecration to Our Lady with a period of preparation spanning thirty three days. He outlines a comprehensive plan of daily readings, meditations, prayers and hymns leading up to a Total Consecration. Although I began reading with a pinch of skepticism, the ideas make sense, though his plan of readings from the Bible and the Imitation of Christ seems daunting."
Would you like to join me in this very special consecration? You can get your own copy of the book on Amazon, where they have many editions for sale, or from http://truedevotionals.com/ run by the Sisters Slaves of the Immaculate Heart! To end and consecrate on the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, May 13th, we will begin the consecration tomorrow, Monday April 10th!
Ad Jesu Per Mariam!