Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary truly is the “surest, easiest, shortest, and the most perfect means to becoming a saint.”
WOW !!! That’s some claim .
About two months ago I was watching a video of a talk given by an English lady , Michelle Moran , one of the “leaders” in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal . She was talking about the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal , and as an aside she began the talk by saying that she had just completed an Act of Consecration to Mary . " If you haven’t done it , then do it . There are so many blessings to be gained from it , " she said .
That got me thinking .
Sometime in the 1980s I read " True Devotion to Mary " by St Louis de Montfort . In it there is a preparation for and an Act of Consecration to Mary . I began the preparation , but began to feel that some of the language St Louis uses was not what I would use . I didn’t feel sincere in saying the prayers he used , so I gave up .
Any way two months ago I did some Googling and came across this book
A little more Googling and I came across this short video
It is Fr Gaitley who reminds us of St Louis de Montfort’s teaching , " Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary truly is the surest, easiest, shortest, and the most perfect means to becoming a saint.”
I thought I have got to try this .
I am now on the 33rd day , and tomorrow I will , God willing , on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception be making my Act of Consecration to Mary .
If nothing else , these last 33 days have been enriching for me .
In the morning I’ll get the bus to Manchester to visit St Mary’s church (The Hidden Gem) , shown below , to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation .
Then I will go to the Holy Name , the Jesuit church in Manchester , shown below , for the Eucharist .
Then it’s back on the bus to go home , where I will make my Act of Consecration to Mary before this statue of the Pieta which I bought this week to be a memorial of my Act of Consecration to Mary .
Come Holy Spirit , living in Mary , upon all preparing to make an Act of Consecration to Mary and upon all who have made that Act .
Come Holy Spirit , living in Mary , and inspire all to make an Act of Consecration to Your Spouse , our Beloved Mother .
By the way , the book “33 Days to Morning Glory” is a gem .