About Consecration To Mary
cloistered monk or nun without ever setting foot in a monastery or convent.
“That’s a bold statement, I know. But I’m about to prove it.”
If I’m not mistaken, you’re already quite familiar with consecration to Mary, and the importance of devotion to Mary in your life.
I believe you’re also interested in building on your knowledge of Mary to take your devotion to her to radically higher levels, improving your life and the lives of those close to you.
Here’s the deal.
The average Catholic – although perhaps realizing devotion to Mary is a good thing – is clueless when it comes to explaining why.
Not only can they not explain why you should have devotion to Mary, but explaining why you should consecrate yourself to Mary is completely out of their league.
As St. Thomas Aquinas said: “Nemo dat quod non habet” (“No one gives what he doesn’t have.”). So, they can’t even hand on to others a key element of the Catholic Faith.
And so they and others miss out on the great benefits of devotion to and consecration to Mary.
Sad. Especially since Jesus’ last words to mankind were: “Behold your Mother” (Jn. 19:27).
Right after that it says: “And from that hour, the disciple took her to his own” (Jn. 19:27).
Most people… including many Catholics… don’t know Mary how to take Mary into their own. They know Mary very little at best.
And as you’ll see, this includes even the most devout.
Now, St. Louis de Montfort points out the best way you can take Mary into your own is by consecrating yourself to her.
Listen to what he says…
“Now, Mary being the most conformed of all creatures to Jesus Christ, it follows that of all devotions, that which most consecrates and conforms the soul to Our Lord is devotion to His holy Mother, and that the more a soul is consecrated to Mary, the more it is consecrated to Jesus.
“Hence it comes to pass that the most perfect consecration to Jesus Christ is nothing else but a perfect and entire consecration of ourselves to the Blessed Virgin, and this is the devotion which I teach…” (“True Devotion to Mary”, #120).
Now, I want to fulfill a promise I made to you above. I said I was going to show you how to become as holy as – even holier than – any cloistered monk or nun without ever setting foot in a monastery or convent.
Well, here it is. Listen to St. Louis again:
“It follows from this that by this devotion we give to Jesus Christ, in the most perfect manner, inasmuch as it is by Mary’s hands, all we can give Him, and far more than by any other devotion, in which we give Him either part of our time, or a part of our good works, or a part of our satisfactions and mortifications.
“Whereas here everything is given and consecrated to Him, even to the right of disposing of our interior goods, and of the satisfaction which we gain by our good works daily. THIS IS MORE THAN WE DO EVEN IN A RELIGIOUS ORDER.
“In religious orders we give God the goods of fortune by the vow of poverty, the goods of the body by the vow of chastity, our own will by the vow of obedience, and sometimes the liberty of the body by the vow of the cloister.
“But we do not by those vows give Him the liberty or the right to dispose of the value of our good works; and we do not strip ourselves, as far as a Christian man can do so, of that which is dearest and most precious to Him, namely, his merits and satisfactions” (#123).
One more thing to remember…
Jesus said: “Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Mt. 5:48). The call to holiness is UNIVERSAL, not simply for monks and nuns. You are called to great glory just as much as they are.
Now, you’ve read briefly about how great consecration to Mary is. But you’re probably wondering, on a practical level…
Well, St. Louis tells you what you get when you consecrate yourself to Mary…
“The most holy Virgin, who is a Mother of sweetness and mercy, and who never lets herself be vanquished in live and liberality, seeing that we give ourselves entirely to her, to honor and to serve her, and for that end strip ourselves of all that is dearest to us in order to adorn her, meets us in the same spirit.
“She also gives her whole self, and gives it in an unspeakable manner, to him who gives all to her. She causes him to be engulfed in the abyss of her graces. She adorns him with her merits; she supports him with her power; she illuminates him with her light; she inflames him with her love; she communicates to him her virtues, her humility, her faith, her purity, and the rest.
“In a word, as that person is all consecrated to Mary, so Mary is all for him; after such a fashion that we can say of that perfect servant and child of Mary what St. John the Evangelist said of himself, that he took the holy Virgin for all his goods: “The disciple took her for his own”.” (#144)
St. Louis also says…
“This devotion, faithfully practiced, is an excellent means of making sure that the value of all our good works shall be employed for the greatest glory of God. Scarcely anyone acts for that noble end, although we are all under an obligation to do so” (#151).
How many people do you know who can say all their works are done for the greatest glory of God?
What’s even better is that you don’t have to add any new external spiritual practices… and… you can achieve great glory at the same time!
Once again, St. Louis speaks…
“It would be no wonder if, at the hour of death, it should be found that a person faithful to this practice shall, by the means of it, have delivered many souls from Purgatory, and converted many sinners, though he shall have done nothing more than the ORDINARY ACTIONS of his state of life. What joy at his judgment! What glory in his eternity!” (#172)
Basically, consecrating yourself to Mary comes down to this:
Now, what I didn’t tell you above, and what may really surprise you is that fidelity to this devotion…
“I have said that this would come to pass particularly at the end of the world, and indeed presently, because the Most High with His holy Mother has to form for Himself great Saints, who shall surpass most of the other Saints in sanctity, as much as the cedars of Lebanon outgrow the little shrubs, as has been revealed to a holy soul, whose life has been written by a great servant of God” (#47).
And after describing this Marian devotion as the easiest way to divine union and as “a path of roses and honey compared with other paths” (#152), he added another reason why you can become greater than the Saints…
“There have been some Saints, but they have been in small numbers, who have passed by this sweet path to go to Jesus, because the Holy Ghost, faithful Spouse of Mary, has by a singular grace disclosed it to them.
“But the rest of the Saints, who are the greater number, although they have all had devotion to our Blessed Lady, have not on that account, or at least very little, entered upon this way. This is why they have had to pass through ruder and more dangerous trials” (#152).
So, how can you gain all these benefits from consecrating yourself to Mary, and being devoted to her Immaculate Heart?
Well, fortunately for you, Dominican Father H. Desmulliers provides the solution, so that you can not only discover all the whats, whys, and hows of consecration to Mary, but also so you can get the remarkable benefits of it.
Now, let me tell you about his book…
2. See how Mary cooperated in the work of your salvation and thereby became your Mother.
3. Be shown how Mary conceived you into the divine life and continues to nourish you. This is invaluable for you to know, because Mary is the Mediatrix of all graces.
4. Discover how Mary, from the day of your Baptism, has worked and continues to use her immeasurable power to work with the Holy Spirit on your behalf.
5. Perceive how devotion to Mary helps you enjoy a true family life in your Christian life.
6. Recognize the important role you play in working with Mary to extend the kingdom of God.
7. Unearth what preparing for consecration to Mary means for you.
8. Discover how all this knowledge is firmly rooted in the Bible, which Catholics are accused of not understanding.
9. And best of all, you’ll see how Mary helps you share in her victory.
This book contains translations of Church documents you’ve never seen in English and quite possibly never heard of. And it’s included with “Consecration the Blessed Virgin according to St. Louis de Montfort”.
Among the other things, you’ll…
1. Discover with absolute clarity what the Church teaches about devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and be fully prepared to defend it.
2. Realize not only why you honor the Immaculate Heart of Mary, but also the specific reasons why you consecrate yourself to her.
“Francisco and Jacinta I will soon take. You (Lucia) must remain. Jesus wants you to make me known and loved. He wants to establish in the world the devotion to my Immaculate Heart” (June 13, 1917).
“You see Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them God wishes to establish in the world the devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If they do what I will tell you, many souls will be saved, and there will be peace...” (July 13, 1917).
“... in the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph.”
“Father, the Most Holy Virgin did not tell me that we are in the last times of the world but she made me understand this for three reasons. The first reason is because she told me that the devil is in the mood for engaging in a decisive battle against the Virgin. And a decisive battle is the final battle where one side will be victorious and the other side will suffer defeat. Hence from now on we must choose sides. Either we are for God or we are for the devil. There is no other possibility.
“The second reason is because she said to my cousins as well as to myself that God is giving two last remedies to the world. These are the Holy Rosary and Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. These are the last two remedies which signify that there will be no others.”
Now, if you’re still not convinced you should consecrate yourself to Mary, St. Louis de Montfort points out that this way of dependence on Mary was followed by none other than the Most Holy Trinity…
“Let us recall here, as a proof of the dependence we ought to have on our Blessed Lady, what I have said above in bringing forward the example which the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost give of this dependence. The Father has not given, and does not give, His Son except by her; He has no children but by her; and communicates no graces but by her.
“God the Son has not been formed for the whole world in general except by her; and He is not daily formed and engendered except by her, in union with the Holy Ghost; neither does He communicate His merits and His virtues except by her.
“The Holy Ghost has not formed Jesus Christ except by her; neither does He form the members of Our Lord’s Mystical Body except by her; and through her alone does He dispense His favors and His gifts.
“After so many and such pressing examples of the Most Holy Trinity, can we, without an extreme blindness, dispense ourselves from Mary, and not consecrate ourselves to her and depend on her to go to God, and to sacrifice ourselves to God?” (#140)
Another thing you’ll be glad to notice is how “Consecration to the Blessed Virgin according to St. Louis de Montfort” can be used as a tool to inform and enlighten poorly catechized Catholics, who haven’t made their consecration, don’t understand why they should, or can’t explain the reasons for doing so.
You can also use it as a Marian apologetics book for those outside the Faith, who have no clue why Catholics venerate and honor Mary’s Immaculate Heart, let alone consecrate themselves to her. You’ll be able to crush any objections.
This book gives you the confidence and security of knowing you’re on the right path in your Marian devotion.
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