Since many of our Maronite parishes crown Our Lady on Mother's Day, we are inviting you to do consecration to Our Lady on Mother's Day even though the tradition is to do the consecration on a Marian Feast. To end it on May 9th, we will begin on April 6th. 33 Days to Morning Glory A Do-It Yourself Retreat The devotion, Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary, has been practiced for centuries. It involves 33 days of preparatory devotions, with the Total Consecration made on the 34th day. As Jesus trusted in Mary, His Mother, completely without reservation, let each one of us, His disciples, choose to trust in Mary completely without reservation as we choose this holy pathway of consecration to her Son. · Want to grow in holiness, but too busy? This do-it yourself retreat is easy-to-do and simple to practice; it will transform your life! · Come learn what pope after pope has confirmed is the “surest, easiest, shortest, & most perfect means” to becoming a saint! · As we unite ourselves more deeply with Mary, we unite ourselves more perfectly with Jesus, her Son. Mary’s greatest desire is to have each of us know, love, and serve her Son, Jesus Christ, with a true purity of heart, which she herself possessed through the grace of God the Father. · Help spread sanctity, please join us!!
How to do it ??
Doing this Marian Consecration is as easy as 1-2-3. If you missed one day or few, do not drop it , just pick up from where you left and continue. 1- Plan - Plan how to follow the daily readings. Below are few suggested ways. Remember to set a time apart everyday. Make it part of your daily prayer life and do not compromise this time with Our Lord and His Mother. a- You can get the book (The 33 days to morning glory book can be purchased in hard copy or electronic copy and downloaded here) or the booklet (Booklets are also available for free through the Shop Mercy website via quick contact (the bottom of the page)) and schedule a daily time. b- You can save the link to this website to access the daily readings/podcasts below. Maybe setting up an alarm daily to remind you about it might help. c- You can sign up to receive the daily readings/podcasts via c1- Flocknote by texting MARONITES to 84576 or connecting with us online at maronites.flocknote.com (Make sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org your email address book to help prevent future notes from ending up in your spam/trash folder). c2- What's App Daily Message by joining the Consecration to Jesus Through Mary What's App group. 2- Read/Listen - Read the select readings of the day in the book or listen to the podcasts. 3- Ponder the daily readings throughout the day. You can also check the reflection questions accessible below for each week. 4-Join us via zoom to discuss the readings of the week with Deacon Peter Frangie. We will meet on Tuesdays April 13, 20, 27 and May 4th 2021 at 8:00pm. You can click here to join the zoom meeting (ID - Meeting ID: 820 5913 1889 Passcode: rosary)
Have a Blessed Preparation to (re)consecration to Jesus through Mary!!!
Today's Prayer: Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary. Prepare me to give myself fully to living out this true and solid devotion.
DAY 3 - De Montfort's Consecration (Part One) The day of our Baptism is the most significant in each of our lives. It's when we poor, sinful creatures are not only cleansed of sin but also given the amazing dignity and honor of being transformed into sons and daughters of the almighty God.
Today's Prayer: Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary. Give me the grace to reject Satan and follow Christ more closely.
DAY 4 - De Montfort's Consecration (Part Two) We should give ourselves to Mary in imitation of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. After all, didn't Jesus give himself to Mary from the moment of the Incarnation?
Listen to Day 33 Daily Reading and Reflection Questions in Podcast here
Marian Consecration Dates You would like to do it again at another time? It is suggested to follow St Louis De Montfort's advice to schedule the 33 days of preparation to end the retreat and consecrated yourself on a Marian Feast. The image below shows you the suggested date to start and end the Marian Consecration.