The second 30 minutes is:
Day 1: Teaching: Scripture Study that Enters into the Mystery of the Annunciation and the Incarnation – so to help us grow in love and knowledge of Jesus and Mary and of incredible dignity as chosen and redeemed sons and daughters of God.
week, I will record a teaching and post it online the first day of each week
of the consecration. It is embedded above.
- The first part is what Mary and the Holy Spirit have given me to share.
- The second part and third parts are optional:
- Part Two contains profound insights from True Devotion to Mary and St. Louis de Montfort. It also contains incredible quotes and artwork that are worth pondering.
Three is wisdom from Fr. Gaitley’s inspired book: 33 Days to
Morning Glory and from the saints he upholds for us to
ponder each week.
instead of reading any of this online material. The video shares all of
this teaching, plus much more information as well.
woken up in the middle of the night with this understanding. A whole
program for Total Consecration was given to me.
war or world peace depends on …the consecration to the Immaculate Heart
of Mary… most of all because that is Our Lord’s will and also our
dearest Heavenly Mother’s.”
“Life holds only one tragedy: not to have been a saint.”
prepare ourselves – to grow in knowledge and love and commitment. It is a
time of abandonment and growing in Trust of God.
day we’ll be contemplating God, Mary and ourselves in the Father’s plan
of salvation. To do this, it is important that we take time to pray,
ponder and respond to the great mysteries of God, with and in and
through Mary’s help and guidance.
To the extent
we do so, we will grow in faith and holiness. And, as we cast off our
sins and attachments, we will become ever more free and more fully alive
as the person whom God created us to be, in fulfillment of what Jesus said:
through Mary, leaning on her faith and love when we struggle. Entering
into her school of perfect trust in God so that we can abandon ourselves
– so to fully live in Him and become the people whom God created us to
- LIVE Grace and Renew our Baptism – renounce sin and Satan
- Mass and the Eucharist the Center of our lives
- Confession frequently
2. Scripture – Pray and Internalize it daily
- To Jelena:
“I’m going to reveal a spiritual secret to you: if you want to be stronger than evil, make yourself a plan of personal prayer. Take a certain time in the morning, read a text from Holy Scripture, anchor the Divine word in your heart, and strive to live it during the day, particularly during the moment of trials. In this way, you will be stronger than evil.” (Our Lady of Medjugorje, April 19, 1984)
- Rosary – With and in Mary, contemplating Scripture and the mysteries of God
3. Fill mind with wisdom of Mary and the Saints
- God is sending Mary to earth for she is the Crusher of Satan. Listen to her words.
- St. John Paul II – example of life given over – Totus Tuus
- St. Maximilian Kolbe – Militia Immaculata every soul consecrated to Mary will save the world
- St. Louis de Montfort – Mary will form the greatest saints who ever lived – easiest shortest most sure way to sanctity
- St. Mother Teresa and many more
Readings and Prayers for St. Louis-Marie de Montfort’s
12 Days of Preparation:
33 days are broken into sections. The first 12 days are to help us
prepare to make the consecration by renouncing the spirit of the world.
Day 1 of 33:
St. Louis de Montfort’s True Devotion to Mary
is divided into 273 points. As we prepare for the Consecration, I will
share 8 of these points each day from St. Louis De Montfort’s treatise
in order to finish the book within the time of 33 Days of prayers.
INTRODUCTION OF SAINT LOUIS MARIE
1. It was through the Blessed Virgin Mary that Jesus came into the world, and it is also through her
that he must reign in the world.
2. Because Mary remained hidden during her life she is called by the Holy Spirit and the Church
“Alma Mater”, Mother hidden and unknown. So great was her humility that she desired nothing more upon
earth than to remain unknown to herself and to others, and to be known only to God.
3. In answer to her prayers to remain hidden, poor and lowly, God was pleased to conceal her from
nearly every other human creature in her conception, her birth, her life, her mysteries, her resurrection and
assumption. Her own parents did not really know her; and the angels would often ask one another, “Who
can she possibly be?”, for God had hidden her from them, or if he did reveal anything to them, it was
nothing compared with what he withheld.
4. God the Father willed that she should perform no miracle during her life, at least no public one,
although he had given her the power to do so. God the Son willed that she should speak very little although
he had imparted his wisdom to her.
Even though Mary was his faithful spouse, God the Holy Spirit willed that his apostles and
evangelists should say very little about her and then only as much as was necessary to make Jesus known.
5. Mary is the supreme masterpiece of Almighty God and he has reserved the knowledge and
possession of her for himself. She is the glorious Mother of God the Son who chose to humble and conceal
her during her lifetime in order to foster her humility. He called her “Woman” as if she were a stranger,
although in his heart he esteemed and loved her above all men and angels. Mary is the sealed fountain and
the faithful spouse of the Holy Spirit where only he may enter. She is the sanctuary and resting-place of the
Blessed Trinity where God dwells in greater and more divine splendour than anywhere else in the universe,
not excluding his dwelling above the cherubim and seraphim. No creature, however pure, may enter there
without being specially privileged.
6. I declare with the saints: Mary is the earthly paradise of Jesus Christ the new Adam, where he
became man by the power of the Holy Spirit, in order to accomplish in her wonders beyond our
understanding. She is the vast and divine world of God where unutterable marvels and beauties are to be
found. She is the magnificence of the Almighty where he hid his only Son, as in his own bosom, and with
him everything that is most excellent and precious. What great and hidden things the all- powerful God has
done for this wonderful creature, as she herself had to confess in spite of her great humility, “The Almighty
has done great things for me.” The world does not know these things because it is incapable and unworthy
of knowing them.
7. The saints have said wonderful things of Mary, the holy City of God, and, as they themselves admit,
they were never more eloquent and more pleased than when they spoke of her. And yet they maintain that
the height of her merits rising up to the throne of the Godhead cannot be perceived; the breadth of her love
which is wider than the earth cannot be measured; the greatness of the power which she wields over one
who is God cannot be conceived; and the depths of her profound humility and all her virtues and graces
cannot be sounded. What incomprehensible height! What indescribable breadth! What immeasurable
greatness! What an impenetrable abyss!
8. Every day, from one end of the earth to the other, in the highest heaven and in the lowest abyss, all
things preach, all things proclaim the wondrous Virgin Mary. The nine choirs of angels, men and women of
every age, rank and religion, both good and evil, even the very devils themselves are compelled by the force
of truth, willingly or unwillingly, to call her blessed.
According to St. Bonaventure, all the angels in heaven unceasingly call out to her: “Holy, holy, holy
Mary, Virgin Mother of God.” They greet her countless times each day with the angelic greeting, “Hail,
Mary”, while prostrating themselves before her, begging her as a favour to honour them with one of her requests. According to St. Augustine, even St. Michael, though prince of all the heavenly court, is the most
eager of all the angels to honour her and lead others to honour her. At all times he awaits the privilege of
going at her word to the aid of one of her servants.
chosen her as guardian and protectress of kingdoms, provinces, dioceses, and towns. Many cathedrals are
consecrated to God in her name. There is no church without an altar dedicated to her, no country or region
without at least one of her miraculous images where all kinds of afflictions are cured and all sorts of
benefits received. Many are the confraternities and associations honouring her as patron; many are the
orders under her name and protection; many are the members of sodalities and religious of all congregations
who voice her praises and make known her compassion. There is not a child who does not praise her by
lisping a Hail Mary. There is scarcely a sinner, however hardened, who does not possess some spark of
confidence in her. The very devils in hell, while fearing her, show her respect.
“Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary. Help me to make this retreat with generosity and zeal.”
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