Day 13 Readings and Prayers for St. Louis de Montfort's 33 Day of Consecration to Jesus through Mary – An Online Guide

Readings and Prayers for St. Louis-Marie de Montfort’s Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary

FIRST WEEK
THEME FOR THE WEEK: KNOWLEDGE OF SELF
Prayers, examinations, reflection, acts of renouncement of our own will, of contrition for our sins, of contempt of
self, all performed at the feet of Mary, for it is from her that we hope for light to know ourselves. It is near her, that
we shall be able to measure the abyss of our miseries without despairing.

We should employ all our pious actions in asking for a knowledge of ourselves and contrition of our sins: and we
should do this in a spirit of piety. During this period, we shall consider not so much the opposition that exists
between the spirit of Jesus and ours, as the miserable and humiliating state to which our sins have reduced us.
Moreover, the True Devotion being an easy, short, sure and perfect way to arrive at that union with Our Lord
which is Christlike perfection, we shall enter seriously upon this way, strongly convinced of our misery and
helplessness. But how attain this without a knowledge of ourselves’?
 


Day 13 of 33:  
Meditate on Scripture: 
Luke 11:1-10

And it came to pass, that as he was in a certain place praying, when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him:
Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. And he said to them: When you pray, say: Father,
hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we also
forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.

And he said to them: Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go to him at midnight, and shall say to him:
Friend, lend me three loaves, Because a friend of mine is come off his journey to me, and I have not what to set
before him. And he from within should answer, and say: Trouble me not, the door is now shut, and my children
are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. Yet if he shall continue knocking, I say to you, although he will not
rise and give him, because he is his friend; yet, because of his importunity, he will rise, and give him as many as
he needeth.

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And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you. For
every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.



Listen, Sing and Watch or Pray just the words depending on your time constraints: 

Litany of the Holy Ghost, Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, & Ave Maris Stella 

Litany of the Holy Ghost – Latin with English Translation
Litany of the Holy Ghost
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Father all powerful, have mercy on us
Jesus, Eternal Son of the Father, Redeemer of the world, save us.
Spirit of the Father and the Son, boundless life of both, sanctify us.
Holy Trinity, hear us
Holy Ghost, Who proceedest from the Father and the Son, enter our hearts.
Holy Ghost, Who art equal to the Father and the Son, enter our hearts.
Promise of God the Father, have mercy on us.
Ray of heavenly light, have mercy on us
Author of all good, have mercy on us
Source of heavenly water, have mercy on us
Consuming fire, have mercy on us
Ardent charity, have mercy on us
Spiritual unction, have mercy on us
Spirit of love and truth, have mercy on us
Spirit of wisdom and understanding, have mercy on us
Spirit of counsel and fortitude, have mercy on us
Spirit of knowledge and piety, have mercy on us
Spirit of the fear of the Lord, have mercy on us
Spirit of grace and prayer, have mercy on us
Spirit of peace and meekness, have mercy on us
Spirit of modesty and innocence, have mercy on us
Holy Ghost, the Comforter, have mercy on us
Holy Ghost, the Sanctifier, have mercy on us
Holy Ghost, Who governest the Church, have mercy on us
Gift of God, the Most High, have mercy on us
Spirit Who fillest the universe, have mercy on us
Spirit of the adoption of the children of God, have mercy on us
Holy Ghost, inspire us with horror of sin.
Holy Ghost, come and renew the face of the earth.
Holy Ghost, shed Thy light in our souls.
Holy Ghost, engrave Thy law in our hearts
Holy Ghost, inflame us with the flame of Thy love.
Holy Ghost, open to us the treasures of Thy graces
Holy Ghost, teach us to pray well.
Holy Ghost, enlighten us with Thy heavenly inspirations.
Holy Ghost, lead us in the way of salvation
Holy Ghost, grant us the only necessary knowledge.
Holy Ghost, inspire in us the practice of good.
Holy Ghost, grant us the merits of all virtues.
Holy Ghost, make us persevere in justice.
Holy Ghost, be Thou our everlasting reward.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Send us Thy Holy Ghost.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, pour down into our
souls the gifts of the Holy Ghost.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, grant us the Spirit of
wisdom and piety.
V. Come, Holy Ghost! Fill the hearts of Thy faithful,
R. And enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.
Let Us Pray
Grant, 0 merciful Father, that Thy Divine Spirit may enlighten, inflame and
purify us, that He may penetrate us with His heavenly dew and make us
fruitful in good works, through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who with
Thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, liveth and reigneth forever and
ever. R. Amen. 
Ave Maria Stella – Sung in Latin with English Translation
Ave Maris Stella
Hail, bright star of ocean,
God’s own Mother blest,
Ever sinless Virgin,
Gate of heavenly rest.
Taking that sweet Ave
Which from Gabriel came,
Peace confirm within us,
Changing Eva’s name.
Break the captives’ fetters,
Light on blindness pour,
All our ills expelling,
Every bliss implore.
Show thyself a Mother;
May the Word Divine,
Born for us thy Infant,
Hear our prayers through thine.
Virgin all excelling,
Mildest of the mild,
Freed from guilt, preserve us,
Pure and undefiled.
Keep our life all spotless,
Make our way secure,
Till we find in Jesus
Joy forevermore.
Through the highest heaven
To the Almighty Three,
Father, Son and Spirit,
One same glory be.  Amen.

Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Lord, have mercy on us. 
Christ, have mercy on us. 
Lord, have mercy on us. 
Christ, hear us. 
Christ, graciously hear us. 
God the Father of Heaven, 
Have mercy on us. 
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, 
Have mercy on us. 
God the Holy Ghost, 
Have mercy on us. 
Holy Trinity, one God, 
Have mercy on us. 
Holy Mary, 
pray for us. 
Holy Mother of God, 
pray for us. 
Holy Virgin of virgins, 
pray for us. 
Mother of Christ, 
pray for us. 
Mother of divine grace, 
pray for us. 
Mother most pure, 
pray for us. 
Mother most chaste, 
pray for us. 
Mother inviolate, 
pray for us. 
Mother undefiled, 
pray for us. 
Mother most amiable, 
pray for us. 
Mother most admirable, 
pray for us. 
Mother of good counsel, 
pray for us. 
Mother of our Creator, 
pray for us. 
Mother of our Savior, 
pray for us. 
Virgin most prudent, 
pray for us. 
Virgin most venerable, 
pray for us. 
Virgin most renowned, 
pray for us. 
Virgin most powerful, 
pray for us. 
Virgin most merciful, 
pray for us. 
Virgin most faithful, 
pray for us. 
Mirror of justice, 
pray for us. 
Seat of wisdom, 
pray for us. 
Cause of our joy, 
pray for us. 
Spiritual vessel, 
pray for us. 
Vessel of honor, 
pray for us. 
Singular vessel of devotion, 
pray for us. 
Mystical rose, 
pray for us. 
Tower of David, 
pray for us. 
Tower of ivory, 
pray for us. 
House of gold, 
pray for us. 
Ark of the Covenant, 
pray for us. 
Gate of Heaven, 
pray for us. 
Morning star, 
pray for us. 
Health of the sick, 
pray for us. 
Refuge of sinners, 
pray for us. 
Comforter of the afflicted, 
pray for us. 
Help of Christians, 
pray for us. 
Queen of angels, 
pray for us. 
Queen of patriarchs, 
pray for us. 
Queen of prophets, 
pray for us. 
Queen of apostles, 
pray for us. 
Queen of martyrs, 
pray for us. 
Queen of confessors, 
pray for us. 
Queen of virgins, 
pray for us. 
Queen of all saints, 
pray for us. 
Queen conceived without Original Sin, 
pray for us. 
Queen assumed into Heaven, 
pray for us. 
Queen of the most holy Rosary, 
pray for us. 
Queen of peace, 
pray for us. 

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, 
Spare us, O Lord. 
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, 
Graciously hear us, O Lord. 
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, 
Have mercy on us. 

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, 
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 
Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we Thy Servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, be delivered from present sorrow and enjoy eternal happiness. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen. 



Read: 
St. Louis de Montfort’s True Devotion to Mary paragraphs 105-114.

2. Marks of authentic devotion to our Lady

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105. After having explained and condemned false devotions to the Blessed Virgin we shall now briefly
describe what true devotion is. It is interior, trustful, holy, constant and disinterested.

106. First, true devotion to our Lady is interior, that is, it comes from within the mind and the heart and
follows from the esteem in which we hold her, the high regard we have for her greatness, and the love we
bear her.

107. Second, it is trustful, that is to say, it fills us with confidence in the Blessed Virgin, the confidence
that a child has for its loving Mother. It prompts us to go to her in every need of body and soul with great
simplicity, trust and affection. We implore our Mother’s help always, everywhere, and for everything. We
pray to her to be enlightened in our doubts, to be put back on the right path when we go astray, to be
protected when we are tempted, to be strengthened when we are weakening, to be lifted up when we fall
into sin, to be encouraged when we are losing heart, to be rid of our scruples, to be consoled in the trials,
crosses and disappointments of life. Finally, in all our afflictions of body and soul, we naturally turn to
Mary for help, with never a fear of importuning her or displeasing our Lord.

108. Third, true devotion to our Lady is holy, that is, it leads us to avoid sin and to imitate the virtues of
Mary. Her ten principal virtues are: deep humility, lively faith, blind obedience, unceasing prayer, constant
self-denial, surpassing purity, ardent love, heroic patience, angelic kindness, and heavenly wisdom.

109. Fourth, true devotion to our Lady is constant. It strengthens us in our desire to do good and prevents
us from giving up our devotional practices too easily. It gives us the courage to oppose the fashions and
maxims of the world, the vexations and unruly inclinations of the flesh and the temptations of the devil.
Thus a person truly devoted to our Blessed Lady is not changeable, fretful, scrupulous or timid. We do not
say however that such a person never sins or that his sensible feelings of devotion never change. When he
has fallen, he stretches out his hand to his Blessed Mother and rises again. If he loses all taste and feeling
for devotion, he is not at all upset because a good and faithful servant of Mary is guided in his life by faith
in Jesus and Mary, and not by feelings.

110. Fifth, true devotion to Mary is disinterested. It inspires us to seek God alone in his Blessed Mother
and not ourselves. The true subject of Mary does not serve his illustrious Queen for selfish gain. He does
not serve her for temporal or eternal well-being but simply and solely because she has the right to be served
and God alone in her. He loves her not so much because she is good to him or because he expects something
from her, but simply because she is lovable. That is why he loves and serves her just as faithfully in
weariness and dryness of soul as in sweet and sensible fervour. He loves her as much on Calvary as at Cana.
How pleasing and precious in the sight of God and his holy Mother must these servants of Mary be, who
serve her without any self-seeking. How rare they are nowadays! It is to increase their number that I have
taken up my pen to write down what I have been teaching with success both publicly and in private in my
missions for many years.

111. I have already said many things about the Blessed Virgin and, as I am trying to fashion a true
servant of Mary and a true disciple of Jesus, I have still a great deal to say, although through ignorance,
inability, and lack of time, I shall leave infinitely more unsaid.

112. But my labour will be well rewarded if this little book falls into the hands of a noble soul, a child of
God and of Mary, born not of blood nor the will of the flesh nor of the will of man. My time will be well
spent if, by the grace of the Holy Spirit, after having read this book he is convinced of the supreme value of
the solid devotion to Mary I am about to describe. If I thought that my guilty blood could help the reader to
accept in his heart the truths that I set down in honour of my dear Mother and Queen, I, her most unworthy
child and slave, would use it instead of ink to write these words. I would hope to find faithful souls who, by
their perseverance in the devotion I teach, will repay her for the loss she has suffered through my ingratitude
and infidelity.

113. I feel more than ever inspired to believe and expect the complete fulfilment of the desire that is
deeply engraved on my heart and what I have prayed to God for over many years, namely, that in the near or
distant future the Blessed Virgin will have more children, servants and slaves of love than ever before, and
that through them Jesus, my dear Lord, will reign more than ever in the hearts of men.

114. I clearly foresee that raging beasts will come in fury to tear to pieces with their diabolical teeth this
little book and the one the Holy Spirit made use of to write it, or they will cause it at least to lie hidden in
the darkness and silence of a chest and so prevent it from seeing the light of day. They will even attack and
persecute those who read it and put into practice what it contains. But no matter! So much the better! It even
gives me encouragement to hope for great success at the prospect of a mighty legion of brave and valiant
soldiers of Jesus and Mary, both men and women, who will fight the devil, the world, and corrupt nature in
the perilous times that are sure to come.

“Let the reader understand. Let him accept this teaching who can.” 

A taste of Fr. Gaitley’s 33 Days to Morning Glory if you have time:
“Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary. Prepare me to be a fit instrument in the hands of the Immaculata”.

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