“Our entire perfection consists in being conformed, united, and consecrated to Jesus Christ. Hence the most perfect of all devotions is undoubtedly that which conforms, unites, and consecrates us most perfectly to Jesus Christ. Now, since Mary is of all creatures the one most conformed to Jesus Christ, it follows that among all devotions that which most consecrates and conforms a soul to Our Lord is devotion to Mary, His Holy Mother, and that the more a soul is consecrated to her the more will it be consecrated to Jesus Christ” (St. John Paul II quoting St. Louis de Montfort in Rosarium Virginis Mariae #15).
The Consecration Day is Monday May 13, 2019 on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, which will be the 102nd anniversary since the 1st apparition of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal on May 13, 1917. If you would like to join us in a group preparation setting, we will be meeting at the St. John Bosco House at 10 Sebastian Ave.
Here are the dates and times of the meetings:
Choose either the morning or evening session:
Saturday April 6: 10:15-11:45 am and 7:15-8:45 pm
Saturday April 13: 10:15-11:45 am and 7:15-8:45 pm
Saturday April 20: 10:15-11:45 am (evening session will be modified on this day because of the Easter Vigil)
Saturday April 27: 10:15-11:45 am and 7:15-8:45 pm
Saturday May 4: 10:15-11:45 am and 7:15-8:45 pm
Saturday May 11: 10:15-11:45 am and 7:15-8:45 pm
On the Day of Consecration we will have a Mass at St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church on Monday May 13 at 7 pm. At that time we will together pray the Consecration Prayer. As a general format for our meetings, we will be using the booklets “33 Days to Morning Glory” by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC. We will complement the booklet with studying the teachings of St. Louis Marie de Montort in his classic work “True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.” And we will conclude each meeting with the praying of the Rosary. At all 6 apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, she asked for the daily recitation of the Most Holy Rosary. True devotion to Mary is intrinsically joined to praying and living the Rosary. Regardless of whether this consecration is your first time or a renewal, the Marian consecration never ceases to be a source of profound graces and blessings. This year will be my 10th year of Marian Consecration, and I find that one can never go deep enough into the Immaculate Heart of our Blessed Mother-for Jesus waits to find us ever more intimately in the tender Heart of His Mother.
Booklets are available at the parish office or by coming to the meetings. God bless you and Mary keep you.
In the Immaculate Heart of Mary,