Day 26: God Alone – With, In and through Mary – 33 Days to Total Consecration

“I am all yours, and all that I have is yours, O most loving Jesus, through Mary, your most holy Mother”(True Devotion, 233).
 



DAY 26 of 33: 
SECTION 3:  Entering
into the Transforming Power of Consecration to Jesus through Mary


 
with Mary and St. Louis de Montfort as our guides.


Action:
1. Resolve to pray a complete set of mysteries of the Rosary every day – as an
act of love to God and in fulfillment of Mary’s requests to us. 
So, therefore,
PRAY the Joyful mysteries of the Rosary today and every day – see day 8 for instructions/ guidance on how
to fit this into your day.

2. Skim through the accompanying pictures and the extraordinary wisdom of St.
Louis de Montfort and read through as much (below) as possible. 


3.
Continue to choose to enter more deeply into the daily prayer program (below)
at least in this way: 


Ponder
and pray The Nicene Creed today and the accompanying Scripture texts as you
meditate and 

PRAY THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES, 
THE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES and 
THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY   
 – while praying for the grace to
listen, to hear and respond to God as Mary does.


And to pray for the grace to surrender whatever is keeping us from responding
fully to God  – in and through and with Mary’s love and help. 



4.
Begin to take steps to make the Mass the center of your life. 

  

ENTERING INTO MYSTERY OF OUR TRANSFORMATION IN AND THROUGH MARY 
– a heart that always draws us closer to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit

Today I share with you an amazing conversion story. 
A story of a completely redeemed life. 
A story of great hope and joy and wonder 
brought about simply by the giving of oneself to Mary and listening and following her inspirations. 
It is a story of a transformed life, a transformed marriage, a transformed family…
May it be a great grace to you. 
May it embolden you with greater faith in God and in the power of this consecration. 
May it spur us to greater love and joy and trust in Jesus and Mary.
We ask this is Jesus’ Name, Amen. 
See full testimony of Patrick Latta’s conversion here:   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOSpKcttFhA&t=1006s




Let us begin by praying the Nicene Creed – with all of these mysteries in mind:  




Nicene Creed

I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Daily Prayer Program for these 33 Days:


It
is important to make a commitment to strive to pray more deeply, more
intensely and with more of your heart during these days of preparation.
Here are some guidelines and suggestions for how to live these days.
Pray about how you can grow in each of these areas listed below and
while living out this prayer program it is especially important to 


Trust in the Truth and Supernatural Reality of God’s Presence within each of them


1. Sacraments



    •            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 Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary

SECOND WEEK
THEME FOR THE WEEK: KNOWLEDGE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN

Acts
of love, pious affection for the Blessed Virgin, imitation of her
virtues, especially her profound humility, her lively faith, her blind
obedience, her continual mental prayer, her mortification in all things,
her surpassing purity, her ardent charity, her heroic patience, her
angelic sweetness, and her divine wisdom: “there being,” as St. Louis De
Montfort says, “the ten principal virtues of the Blessed Virgin.”

We
must unite ourselves to Jesus through Mary – this is the characteristic
of our devotion; therefore, Saint Louis De Montfort asks that we employ
ourselves in acquiring a knowledge of the Blessed Virgin.

Mary
is our sovereign and our mediatrix, our Mother and our Mistress. Let us
then endeavor to know the effects of this royalty, of this mediation,
and of this maternity, as well as the grandeurs and prerogatives which
are the foundation or consequences thereof. Our Mother is also a perfect
mold wherein we are to be molded in order to make her intentions and
dispositions ours. This we cannot achieve without studying the interior
life of Mary; namely, her virtues, her sentiments, her actions, her
participation in the mysteries of Christ and her union with Him. 

Day 26 of 33:  
Meditation 
From True Devotion To the Blessed Virgin Mary, Nos. 12-38


“If you wish to understand the Mother,” says a saint, “then understand the Son. She is a worthy Mother of God.”
Hic taceat omnis lingua : Here let every tongue be silent. My heart has dictated with special joy all that I have
written to show that Mary has been unknown up till now, and that that is one of the reasons why Jesus Christ is
not known as he should be. If then, as is certain, the knowledge and the kingdom of Jesus Christ must come into
the world, it can only be as a necessary consequence of the knowledge and reign of Mary. She who first gave him
to the world will establish his kingdom in the world.

With the whole Church I acknowledge that Mary, being a mere creature fashioned by the hands of God is,
compared to his infinite majesty, less than an atom, or rather is simply nothing, since he alone can say, “I am he
who is”. Consequently, this great Lord, who is ever independent and self-sufficient, never had and does not now
have any absolute need of the Blessed Virgin for the accomplishment of his will and the manifestation of his glory.
To do all things he has only to will them. However, I declare that, considering things as they are, because God
has decided to begin and accomplish his greatest works through the Blessed Virgin ever since he created her, we
can safely believe that he will not change his plan in the time to come, for he is God and therefore does not
change in his thoughts or his way of acting.

Mary is the Queen of heaven and earth by grace as Jesus is king by nature and by conquest. But as the kingdom
of Jesus Christ exists primarily in the heart or interior of man, according to the words of the Gospel, “The kingdom
of God is within you”, so the kingdom of the Blessed Virgin is principally in the interior of man, that is, in his soul. It
is principally in souls that she is glorified with her Son more than in any visible creature. So we may call her, as
the saints do, Queen of our hearts. 

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, O 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 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. 

St. Louis’ Prayer to Mary
Hail
Mary, beloved Daughter of the Eternal Father! Hail Mary, admirable
Mother of the Son! Hail Mary, faithful spouse of the Holy Ghost! Hail
Mary, my dear Mother, my loving Mistress, my powerful sovereign! Hail my
joy, my glory, my heart and my soul! Thou art all mine by mercy, and I
am all thine by justice. But I am not yet sufficiently thine. I now give
myself wholly to thee without keeping anything back for myself or
others. If thou still seest in me anything which does not belong to
thee, I beseech thee to take it and to make thyself the absolute
Mistress of all that is mine. Destroy in me all that may be displeasing
to God, root it up and bring it to nought; place and cultivate in me
everything that is pleasing to thee.



May the light of thy faith dispel the darkness of my mind; may thy profound humility take the place of my pride; may thy sublime contemplation check the distractions of my wandering imagination; may thy continuous sight of God fill my memory with
His presence; may the burning love of thy heart inflame the
lukewarmness of mine; may thy virtues take the place of my sins; may thy
merits be my only adornment in the sight of 
God and make up for all that is wanting in me. Finally, dearly beloved Mother, grant, if it be possible, that I may have no other spirit but thine to know Jesus and His divine will; that I may have no other soul but thine to praise and glorify the Lord; that I may have no other heart but thine to love God with
a love as pure and ardent as thine I do not ask thee for visions,
revelations, sensible devotion or spiritual pleasures. It is thy 
privilege to see God clearly; it is thy privilege to enjoy heavenly bliss; it is thy privilege to triumph gloriously in Heaven at the right hand of thy Son and to hold absolute sway over angels, men and demons; it is thy privilege to dispose of all the gifts of God, just as thou willest.


Such is, O heavenly Mary, the “best part,” which the Lord has
given thee and which shall never be taken away from thee–and this
thought fills my heart with joy. As for my part here below, I wish for
no other than that which was thine: to believe sincerely without
spiritual pleasures; to suffer joyfully without human consolation; to
die continually to myself without respite; and to work zealously and
unselfishly for thee until death as the humblest of thy servants. The
only 
grace I beg thee to obtain for me is that every day and every moment of my life I
may say: Amen, So be it–to all that thou didst do while on earth;
Amen, so be it–to all that thou art now doing in Heaven; Amen, so be
it–to all that thou art doing in my soul, so that thou alone mayest
fully glorify 
Jesus in me for time and eternity. Amen.

Read: 
St. Louis de Montfort’s True Devotion to Mary paragraphs 213-217.

CHAPTER SIX
WONDERFUL EFFECTS OF THIS DEVOTION

213. My dear friend, be sure that if you remain faithful to the interior and exterior practices of this
devotion which I will point out, the following effects will be produced in your soul:

1. Knowledge of our unworthiness

By the light which the Holy Spirit will give you through Mary, his faithful spouse, you will perceive
the evil inclinations of your fallen nature and how incapable you are of any good apart from that which God
produces in you as Author of nature and of grace. As a consequence of this knowledge you will despise
yourself and think of yourself only as an object of repugnance. You will consider yourself as a snail that
soils everything with its slime, as a toad that poisons everything with its venom, as a malevolent serpent
seeking only to deceive. Finally, the humble Virgin Mary will share her humility with you so that, although
you regard yourself with distaste and desire to be disregarded by others, you will not look down slightingly
upon anyone.

2. A share in Mary’s faith

214. Mary will share her faith with you. Her faith on earth was stronger than that of all the patriarchs,
prophets, apostles and saints. Now that she is reigning in heaven she no longer has this faith, since she sees
everything clearly in God by the light of glory. However, with the consent of almighty God she did not lose
it when entering heaven. She has preserved it for her faithful servants in the Church militant. Therefore the
more you gain the friendship of this noble Queen and faithful Virgin the more you will be inspired by faith
in your daily life. It will cause you to depend less upon sensible and extraordinary feelings. For it is a lively
faith animated by love enabling you to do everything from no other motive than that of pure love. It is a firm
faith, unshakable as a rock, prompting you to remain firm and steadfast in the midst of storms and tempests.
It is an active and probing faith which like some mysterious pass-key admits you into the mysteries of Jesus
Christ and of man’s final destiny and into the very heart of God himself. It is a courageous faith which
inspires you to undertake and carry out without hesitation great things for God and the salvation of souls.
Lastly, this faith will be your flaming torch, your very life with God, your secret fund of divine Wisdom,
and an all-powerful weapon for you to enlighten those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death. It
inflames those who are lukewarm and need the gold of fervent love. It restores life to those who are dead
through sin. It moves and transforms hearts of marble and cedars of Lebanon by gentle and convincing
argument. Finally, this faith will strengthen you to resist the devil and the other enemies of salvation.

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3. The gift of pure love

215. The Mother of fair love will rid your heart of all scruples and inordinate servile fear. She will open
and enlarge it to obey the commandments of her Son with alacrity and with the holy freedom of the children
of God. She will fill your heart with pure love of which she is the treasury. You will then cease to act as you
did before, out of fear of the God who is love, but rather out of pure love. You will look upon him as a
loving Father and endeavour to please him at all times. You will speak trustfully to him as a child does to its
father. If you should have the misfortune to offend him you will abase yourself before him and humbly beg
his pardon. You will offer your hand to him with simplicity and lovingly rise from your sin. Then, peaceful
and relaxed and buoyed up with hope you will continue on your way to him.

4. Great confidence in God and in Mary
216. Our Blessed Lady will fill you with unbounded confidence in God and in herself:

1) Because you will no longer approach Jesus by yourself but always through Mary, your loving
Mother.

2) Since you have given her all your merits, graces and satisfactions to dispose of as she pleases,
she imparts to you her own virtues and clothes you in her own merits. So you will be able to say confidently
to God: “Behold Mary, your handmaid, be it done unto me according to your word.”

3) Since you have now given yourself completely to Mary, body and soul, she, who is generous to
the generous, and more generous than even the kindest benefactor, will in return give herself to you in a
marvellous but real manner. Indeed you may without hesitation say to her, “I am yours, O Blessed Virgin,
obtain salvation for me,” or with the beloved disciple, St. John, “I have taken you, Blessed Mother, for my
all.” Or again you may say with St. Bonaventure, “Dear Mother of saving grace, I will do everything with
confidence and without fear because you are my strength and my boast in the Lord,” or in another place, “I
am all yours and all that I have is yours, O glorious Virgin, blessed above all created things. Let me place
you as a seal upon my heart, for your love is as strong as death.” Or adopting the sentiments of the prophet,
“Lord, my heart has no reason to be exalted nor should my looks be proud; I have not sought things of great
moment nor wonders beyond my reach; nevertheless, I am still not humble. But I have roused my soul and
taken courage. I am as a child, weaned from earthly pleasures and resting on its mother’s breast. It is upon
this breast that all good things come to me.”

4) What will still further increase your confidence in her is that, after having given her in trust all
that you possess to use or keep as she pleases, you will place less trust in yourself and much more in her
whom you have made your treasury. How comforting and how consoling when a person can say, “The
treasury of God, where he has placed all that he holds most precious, is also my treasury.” “She is,” says a
saintly man, “the treasury of the Lord.”

5. Communication of the spirit of Mary

217. The soul of Mary will be communicated to you to glorify the Lord. Her spirit will take the place of
yours to rejoice in God, her Saviour, but only if you are faithful to the practices of this devotion. As St.
Ambrose says, “May the soul of Mary be in each one of us to glorify the Lord! May the spirit of Mary be in
each one of us to rejoice in God!” “When will that happy day come,” asks a saintly man of our own day
whose life was completely wrapped up in Mary, “when God’s Mother is enthroned in men’s hearts as Queen,
subjecting them to the dominion of her great and princely Son? When will souls breathe Mary as the body
breathes air?” When that time comes wonderful things will happen on earth. The Holy Spirit, finding his
dear Spouse present again in souls, will come down into them with great power. He will fill them with his
gifts, especially wisdom, by which they will produce wonders of grace. My dear friend, when will that
happy time come, that age of Mary, when many souls, chosen by Mary and given her by the most High God,
will hide themselves completely in the depths of her soul, becoming living copies of her, loving and
glorifying Jesus? That day will dawn only when the devotion I teach is understood and put into practice. Ut 
adveniat regnum tuum, adveniat regnum Mariae: “Lord, that your kingdom may come, may the reign of
Mary come!” 



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PART 3: A taste of Fr. Gaitley’s 33 Days to Morning Glory if you have time:

Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary. Thank you for the GIFT of my loving mother, Mary.”


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