Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Our 33 Day journey ends today. Happy and Holy Feast of Mary on this beautiful Memorial of the Nativity of Mary! Our Legion of Mary Praesidium is having a special Mass today in honor of Mary’s birth and also to celebrate the “birth” of her Legion which began on the vigil of this Feast: Sept. 7, 1921, in Dublin, Ireland.
Let us by God’s Grace, thank God with all our hearts for all His Love towards us in sending Jesus through Mary and for Jesus’ giving Mary to us from His Cross! Many will be consecrating or re-consecrating themselves today or soon to Jesus through Mary,; please let us pray for one another, for the Church and for all those in most need of God’s Mercy:
Blessings to all!
Text of St. Louis de Montfort’s Prayer of total Consecration to Jesus through Mary is HERE
Also from True Devotion:
At the end of these three weeks they should go to confession and Holy Communion with the intention of consecrating themselves to Jesus through Mary as slaves of love. When receiving Holy Communion they could follow the method given later on. They then recite the act of consecration which is given at the end of this book. If they do not have a printed copy of the act, they should write it out or have it copied and then sign it on the very day they make it.
It would be very becoming if on that day they offered some tribute to Jesus and his Mother, either as a penance for past unfaithfulness to the promises made in baptism or as a sign of their submission to the sovereignty of Jesus and Mary. Such a tribute would be in accordance with each one’s ability and fervour and may take the form of fasting, an act of self-denial, the gift of an alms or the offering of a votive candle. If they gave only a pin as a token of their homage, provided it were given with a good heart, it would satisfy Jesus who considers only the good intention.
Every year at least, on the same date, they should renew the consecration following the same exercises for three weeks. They might also renew it every month or even every day by saying this short prayer: “I am all yours and all I have is yours, O dear Jesus, through Mary, your holy Mother.”