Day 30: 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 27 of 33: 
SECTION 4: ENTERING INTO GREAT HEIGHTS OF HOLINESS DESTINED FOR THOSE CONSECRATED TO MARY
Today
we will contemplate the holiness Mary leads us to
…taking Mary herself, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Mother Teresa 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 – 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 St. Mother Teresa
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 Glory Be 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. 

5. Pray the 3rd Glorious Mystery: The Descent of the Holy Spirit

 

Mighty signs and wonders!
Thousands of those dead in sin repenting and being baptized!
The sick being cured just through St. Peter’s shadow falling on them!
The dead being raised!
What wondrous fulfillment of Jesus’ promise:

 
“Amen,
amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and
will do greater ones than these” John 14:12. 

 

Today we contemplate the second person of the Holy Trinity and His outpouring of love and grace and power upon the Apostles, which transformed them from fearful, weak and timid men to men of outstanding boldness who went forth and changed the world forever. We, too, are called to be apostles of love, apostles of Mary, who are filled with the Holy Spirit in and through their intimate spousal union.
Mary, comes to us in and through the Spirit, even from heaven to renew the face of the earth. Mary does this through us – through our prayers!

“the
Holy Spirit will renew the face of the earth.”
All
this can be hastened, and we can contribute to it, through our daily prayer. 
Prayer in hiddenness. …


In
silence, offering our lives, in union with Christ. That is the beauty of life.
That is the fullness of life. And so, we can contribute and really become
always more the Apostles of Love of Our Lady. She can clothe us daily, more and
more through the Blood of Jesus.
 

The Sacraments with Christ, her Son, who today
through us wants to be present to the world. And draw all things to the Father.
Amen.
  An excerpt from a homily in Medjugorje by Fr. 
Maximilian
Dalvai

Today, lastly, we consider Mary coming as Our Lady of Guadalupe on this
December 12th, her feast day – and the mighty signs and wonders still
at work through this heavenly, incorruptible image. And, I share our most
amazing miracle that we received through her prayers.



Let us begin by praying the 

GLORY BE

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be. 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

THIRD WEEK

THEME FOR THE WEEK: KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS CHRIST
During
this period we shall apply ourselves to the study of Jesus Christ. What
is to be studied in Christ? First the God-Man, His grace and glory;
then His rights to sovereign dominion over us; since, after having
renounced Satan and the world, we have taken Jesus Christ for our Lord.
What next shall be the object of our study? His exterior actions and
also His interior life; namely, the virtues and acts of His Sacred
Heart; His association with Mary in the mysteries of the Annunciation
and Incarnation, during His infancy and hidden life, at the feast of
Cana and on Calvary. 
Day 30 of 33:  
Meditation 
Matthew 27:36-44
Then they sat down and kept watch over him there. And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, “This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.”  Then two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left. And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads and saying, “You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross.”  So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him, saying, “He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he desires him. For he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’ ” And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way.
Imitation of Christ, by Thomas á Kempis: Book 2, Chapter 12
Of the King’s High Way of the Holy Cross
Unto many this seemeth an hard saying, “Deny thyself, take up thy cross, and follow Jesus” (Matt. 16:24). But
much harder will it be to hear that last word, “Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire” (Matt. 25:41). For
they who now willingly hear and follow the word of the Cross, shall not then fear (Psalm 112:7) to hear the
sentence of everlasting damnation. This sign of the Cross shall be in the heaven, when the Lord shall come to
judgment (Matt. 24:30). Then all the servants of the Cross, who in their life-time conformed themselves unto
Christ crucified, shall draw near unto Christ the Judge with great confidence.
Why therefore fearest thou to take up the Cross which leadeth thee to a kingdom? In the Cross is salvation, in the
Cross is life, in the Cross is protection against our enemies, in the Cross is infusion of heavenly sweetness, in the 
Cross is strength of mind, in the Cross joy of spirit, in the Cross the height of virtue, in the Cross the perfection of
holiness.
Take up therefore thy Cross and follow Jesus (Luke 14:27), and thou shalt go into life everlasting. 

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 Holy Name of Jesus

V. Lord, have mercy on us.
R. Christ, have mercy on us.
V. Lord, have mercy on us. Jesus, hear us.
R. Jesus, graciously hear us.
V. God the Father of Heaven
R. Have mercy on us.
V. God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
R. Have mercy on us.
V. God the Holy Spirit,
R. Have mercy on us.
V. Holy Trinity, one God,
R. Have mercy on us.
V. Jesus, Son of the living God, R. Have mercy on us.
Jesus, splendor of the Father, [etc.]
Jesus, brightness of eternal light.
Jesus, King of glory.
Jesus, sun of justice.
Jesus, Son of the Virgin Mary.
Jesus, most amiable.
Jesus, most admirable.
Jesus, the mighty God.
Jesus, Father of the world to come.
Jesus, angel of great counsel.
Jesus, most powerful.
Jesus, most patient.
Jesus, most obedient.
Jesus, meek and humble of heart.
Jesus, lover of chastity.
Jesus, lover of us.
Jesus, God of peace.
Jesus, author of life.
Jesus, example of virtues.
Jesus, zealous lover of souls.
Jesus, our God.
Jesus, our refuge.
Jesus, father of the poor.
Jesus, treasure of the faithful.
Jesus, good Shepherd.
Jesus, true light.
Jesus, eternal wisdom.
Jesus, infinite goodness.
Jesus, our way and our life.
Jesus, joy of Angels.
Jesus, King of the Patriarchs.
Jesus, Master of the Apostles.
Jesus, teacher of the Evangelists.
Jesus, strength of Martyrs.
Jesus, light of Confessors.
Jesus, purity of Virgins.
Jesus, crown of Saints.

V. Be merciful, R. spare us, O Jesus.
V. Be merciful, R. graciously hear us, O Jesus.

V. From all evil, R. deliver us, O Jesus.
From all sin, deliver us, O Jesus.
From Your wrath, [etc.]
From the snares of the devil.
From the spirit of fornication.
From everlasting death.
From the neglect of Your inspirations.
By the mystery of Your holy Incarnation.
By Your Nativity.
By Your Infancy.
By Your most divine Life.
By Your labors.
By Your agony and passion.
By Your cross and dereliction.
By Your sufferings.
By Your death and burial.
By Your Resurrection.
By Your Ascension.
By Your institution of the most Holy Eucharist.
By Your joys.
By Your glory.

V. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
R. spare us, O Jesus.
V. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
R. graciously hear us, O Jesus.
V. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
R. have mercy on us, O Jesus.

V. Jesus, hear us.
R. Jesus, graciously hear us.

Let us pray.
O Lord Jesus Christ, You have said, “Ask
and you shall receive, seek, and you shall find, knock, and it shall be
opened to you.” Grant, we beg of You, to us who ask it, the gift of
Your most divine love, that we may ever love You with our whole heart,
in word and deed, and never cease praising You.

Give us, O Lord, as much a lasting fear
as a lasting love of Your Holy Name, for You, who live and are King for
ever and ever, never fail to govern those whom You have solidly
established in Your love. R. 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.

O Jesus Living in Mary 
O Jesus, living in Mary, 
Come and live in Thy servants, 
In the spirit of Thy holiness, 
In the fullness of Thy might, 
In the truth of Thy virtues, 
In the perfection of Thy ways, 
In the communion of Thy mysteries. 
Subdue every hostile power 
In Thy spirit, for the glory of the Father.
Amen.
Read: 
St. Louis de Montfort’s True Devotion to Mary paragraphs 

243-248.

4. Honouring the mystery of the Incarnation
243. Loving
slaves of Jesus in Mary should hold in high esteem devotion to Jesus,
the Word of God, in the great mystery of the Incarnation, March 25th,
which is the mystery proper to this devotion, because it was inspired by
the Holy Spirit for the following reasons:

a)
That we might honour and imitate the wondrous dependence which God the
Son chose to have on Mary, for the glory of his Father and for the
redemption of man. This dependence is revealed especially in this
mystery where Jesus becomes a captive and slave in the womb of his
Blessed Mother, depending on her for everything.

b)
That we might thank God for the incomparable graces he has conferred
upon Mary and especially that of choosing her to be his most worthy
Mother. This choice was made in the mystery of the Incarnation. These
are the two principal ends of the slavery of Jesus in Mary.

244. Please
note that I usually say “slave of Jesus in Mary”, “slavery of Jesus in
Mary”. We might indeed say, as some have already been saying, “slave of
Mary”, “slavery of Mary”. But I think it preferable to say, “slave of
Jesus in Mary”. This is the opinion of Fr. Tronson, Superior General of
the Seminary of Saint- Sulpice, a man renowned for his exceptional
prudence and remarkable holiness. He gave this advice when consulted
upon this subject by a priest.

Here are the reasons for it:
245. a)
Since we live in an age of pride when a great number of haughty
scholars, with proud and critical minds, find fault even with
long-established and sound devotions, it is better to speak of “slavery
of Jesus in Mary” and to call oneself “slave of Jesus” rather than
“slave of Mary”. We then avoid giving any pretext for criticism. In this
way, we name this devotion after its ultimate end which is Jesus,
rather than after the way and the means to arrive there, which is Mary.
However, we can very well use either term without any scruple, as I
myself do. If a man goes from Orléans to Tours, by way of Amboise, he
can quite truthfully say that he is going to Amboise and equally
truthfully say that he is going to Tours. The only difference is that
Amboise is simply a place on the direct road to Tours, and Tours alone
is his final destination.

246. b)
Since the principal mystery celebrated and honoured in this devotion is
the mystery of the Incarnation where we find Jesus only in Mary, having
become incarnate in her womb, it is appropriate for us to say, “slavery
of Jesus in Mary”, of Jesus dwelling enthroned in Mary, according to
the beautiful prayer, recited by so many great souls, “O Jesus living in
Mary”.

247. c)
These expressions show more clearly the intimate union existing between
Jesus and Mary. So closely are they united that one is wholly the
other. Jesus is all in Mary and Mary is all in Jesus. Or rather, it is
no longer she who lives, but Jesus alone who lives in her. It would be
easier to separate light from the sun than Mary from Jesus. So united
are they that our Lord may be called, “Jesus of Mary”, and his Mother
“Mary of Jesus”.

248. Time
does not permit me to linger here and elaborate on the perfections and
wonders of the mystery of Jesus living and reigning in Mary, or the
Incarnation of the Word. I shall confine myself to the following brief
remarks. The Incarnation is the first mystery of Jesus Christ; it is the
most hidden; and it is the most exalted and the least known.

It
was in this mystery that Jesus, in the womb of Mary and with her
co-operation, chose all the elect. For this reason the saints called her
womb, the throne-room of God’s mysteries.

It
was in this mystery that Jesus anticipated all subsequent mysteries of
his life by his willing acceptance of them. Consequently, this mystery
is a summary of all his mysteries since it contains the intention and
the grace of them all.

Lastly,
this mystery is the seat of the mercy, the liberality, and the glory of
God. It is the seat of his mercy for us, since we can approach and
speak to Jesus through Mary. We need her intervention to see or speak to
him. Here, ever responsive to the prayer of his Mother, Jesus
unfailingly grants grace and mercy to all poor sinners. “Let us come
boldly before the throne of grace.”

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It
is the seat of liberality for Mary, because while the new Adam dwelt in
this truly earthly paradise God performed there so many hidden marvels
beyond the understanding of men and angels. For this reason, the saints
call Mary “the magnificence of God”, as if God showed his magnificence
only in Mary.
It
is the seat of glory for his Father, because it was in Mary that Jesus
perfectly atoned to his Father on behalf of mankind. It was here that he
perfectly restored the glory that sin had taken from his Father. It was
here again that our Lord, by the sacrifice of himself and of his will,
gave more glory to God than he would have given had he offered all the
sacrifices of the Old Law. Finally, in Mary he gave his Father infinite
glory, such as his Father had never received from man. 

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

Spend the day pondering Kolbe’s Marian teaching as it is summarized by these three words: 
Mystery, Militia, and Love.

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