A Guide to Total Consecration

Devotion to Mary, Roman Catholic Prayers

If you are looking to go deeper with your relationship with Christ, a good way to start is through his mother Mary. The Total Consecration according to Louis Marie de Montfort is more than just a set of daily prayers. It is a solemn vow, an eternal dedication. In the words of St. Louis, “This devotion consists in surrendering oneself in the manner of a slave to Mary, and to Jesus through her, and then performing all our actions with Mary, in Mary, through Mary, and for Mary”. This is not to say that by consecrating ourselves to Mary we loose our free will, but that if we truly desire what Mary wants then we will surrender ourselves perfectly to Christ’s will. This is not a prayer of guidance or help, but sincerely praying Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done!

How to Begin

1. Since this is such a serious and intense prayer you should begin by reading The Secret of Mary to better understand the consecration or True Devotion to Mary for a more in depth explanation.

To purchase these books click on the links below

The Secret of Mary- http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Mary-St-Louis-Montfort/dp/0910984212/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1284738531&sr=8-3

True Devotion to Mary- http://www.amazon.com/True-Devotion-Mary-Louis-Monfort/dp/0895552795/ref=pd_sim_b_4

2. It is recommended that you finish the 33-day consecration on a Marian feast day. Here is a list of fest days and dates for when you should start your consecration so you will end the devotion on that feast day.

Start Date Feast Day End Date
Jan 9 Apparition of the Immaculate
Virgin Mary at Lourdes
Feb 11
Feb 20 (not leap year) The Annunciation March 25
June 13 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel July 16
July 13 The Assumption Aug 15
Aug 6 Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sept 8
Aug 13 Our Lady of Sorrows Sept 15
Oct 19 Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Nov 21
Nov 5 Immaculate Conception Dec8
Nov 9 Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec 12

3. Begin the Preparation for Total Consecration on the date you selected.

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    This Web site was founded in 2002 as a tribute to the Mother of Jesus. It was created with love to document the devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the saints of the Catholic Church who hail from the United States.

    All For Mary's founder, Ron Venditti, passed away in 2007, but his legacy continues here in these pages.
    This site is dedicated to Ron.
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