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St. Louis de Montfort Consecration

The Total Consecration Prayer Of St. Louis de Montfort

 

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Congratulations to everyone who has completed the 33 day preparation for Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary! It is a BIG accomplishment and you definitely deserve to be commended for your perseverance. In order to officially consecrate yourself to Jesus through Mary, please recite the following prayer. While it is strongly recommended that you perform the consecration at Mass (after Communion), it isn’t an absolute necessity.

Consecration of Oneself to Jesus Christ, Wisdom Incarnate,
Through the Hands of Mary
(St. Louis de Montfort’s Consecration Prayer)

Eternal and incarnate Wisdom, most lovable and adorable Jesus, true God and true man, only Son of the eternal Father and of Mary always Virgin, I adore you profoundly, dwelling in the splendor of your Father from all eternity, and in the virginal womb of Mary, your most worthy Mother, at the time of your Incarnation.

I thank you for having emptied yourself in assuming the condition of a slave to set me free from the cruel slavery of the evil one.

I praise and glorify you for having willingly chosen to obey Mary, your holy Mother, in all things, so that through her I may be your faithful slave of love.

But I must confess that I have not kept the vows and promises which I made to you so solemnly at my baptism. I have not fulfilled my obligations, and I do not deserve to be called your child or even your slave.

Since I cannot lay claim to anything except what merits your rejection and displeasure, I dare no longer approach the holiness of your majesty on my own. That is why I turn to the intercession and the mercy of your holy Mother, whom you yourself have given me to mediate with you. Through her I hope to obtain from you contrition and pardon for my sins, and that Wisdom whom I desire to dwell in me always.

I turn to you, then, Mary Immaculate, living tabernacle of God, in whom Eternal wisdom willed to receive the adoration of both men and angels.

I greet you as Queen of heaven and earth, for all that is under God has been made subject to your sovereignty.

I call upon you, the unfailing refuge of sinners, confident in your mercy that has never forsaken anyone.

Grant my desire for divine Wisdom and, in support of my petition, accept the promises and the offering of myself which I now make, conscious of my unworthiness.

I ___________________, an unfaithful sinner, renew and ratify today through you my baptismal promises. I renounce forever Satan, his empty promises, and his evil designs, and I give myself completely to Jesus Christ, the incarnate Wisdom, to carry my cross after Him for the rest of my life, and to be more faithful to Him than I have been till now.

This day, with the whole court of heaven as witness, I choose you, Mary, as my Mother and Queen. I surrender and consecrate myself to you, body and soul, as your slave, with all that I possess, both spiritual and material, even including the value of all my good actions, past, present, and to come. I give you the full right to dispose of me and all that belongs to me, without any reservations, in whatever way you please, for the greater glory of God in time and throughout eternity.

Accept, gracious Virgin, this little offering of my slavery to honor and imitate the obedience which Eternal Wisdom willingly chose to have towards you, his Mother. I wish to acknowledge the authority which both of you have over this pitiful sinner. By it, I wish also to thank God for the privileges bestowed on you by the Blessed Trinity. I declare that for the future, I will try to honor and obey you in all things, as your true slave of love.

O admirable Mother, present me to your dear Son as His slave, now and for always, so that He who redeemed me through you, will now receive me through you.

Mother of mercy, grant me the favor of obtaining the true Wisdom of God, and so make me one of those whom you love, teach and guide, whom you nourish and protect as your children and slaves.

Virgin most faithful, make me in everything so committed a disciple, imitator, and slave of Jesus, your Son, incarnate Wisdom, that I may become, through your intercession and example, fully mature with the fullness which Jesus possessed on earth, and with the fullness of His glory in heaven. Amen.

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I will be reading and discussing this prayer on the October 7th edition of The Gary Zimak Show and invite you to join me. Get ready…this will be the start of an exciting journey!

Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary – What Are You Waiting For?

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“I have said that this devotion may rightly be called a perfect renewal of the vows or promises of holy Baptism.” (St. Louis de Montfort)

Are you ready to renounce Satan and his works, renew and ratify your baptismal promises and make a total donation of your life to Jesus? If so, Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary is just what you need!

What exactly is this devotion all about? Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary was popularized by Saint Louis de Montfort (1673 – 1716), a French priest who stated that “this devotion, faithfully practiced, is an excellent means of making sure that the value of all our good works shall be employed for the greater glory of God.”

Over the past five years, I have led close to 4,000 individuals through this process on my nightly podcast. Here are some of their comments:

I cannot thank you enough for doing this. Listening to your explanations is a big help for me. I also appreciate being able to say the prayers along with you because I get so easily distracted. Not to say that it still does not happen, but it would be a lot worse if I was doing it on my own. I have lots of areas that need improvement, but I feel confident with the Blessed Mother at my side I can do it in baby steps.

Thank you for all your help. Just wanted you to know that my husband and I are still with you and plan on making this Consecration next week. It has changed MY life in so many ways.

Thank you so much for doing this…it is very helpful to do it in a group …this is a huge mental commitment and a leap of faith but I find your encouragement extremely inspiring!

You are doing so much good with this consecration. I would not even be doing this myself if I had not heard you on Ave Maria Radio (while I was working on the house!). You are blessing so many through your encouragement with this devotion and your thoughtful support of those who are encountering difficulties.

On Sunday, September 4, 2016 we will once again begin the 33 day period of preparation which will result in consecrating (or re-consecrating) ourselves to Jesus through Mary on October 7 and I am inviting as many of you as possible to make this consecration along with me.

This year, I am doing it in a completely unique and exciting way. Instead of using one particular book, I will be selecting our daily meditations from “The Best Of The Best” preparation methods (including books by Fr. Michael Gaitley, Fr. Hugh Gillespie and others). All of these daily meditations will be compared with St. Louis de Montfort’s guidelines to ensure that you are getting the best possible preparation.

The Total Consecration is divided into themes:

(Days 1-12) The Spirit of the World – We concentrate on casting off the spirit of the world, which is contrary to the spirit of Jesus Christ.

(Days 13-19) Knowledge of Self – The focus is on seeing ourselves as God sees us and looking at the effects of our sins.

(Days 20-26) Knowledge of Mary – In order to imitate Mary’s desire to always follow God’s will, we must get to know her.

(Days 27-33) Knowledge of Jesus – In preparation for making our Total Consecration, we’ll study the life of Jesus.

Day 34: Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary.

If you’re interested in joining me, I recommend that you listen to a 30 minute introductory podcast HERE. This will give you an idea of what to expect. Other than that, there’s nothing else you need to do – no book to purchase, no fee, no need to even leave your home. If you need a reminder, I recommend that you sign up for my email newsletter (see the sidebar to the right of this page). Beginning on September 4th, there will be a podcast available each day (by 8 PM each evening). The length of the shows will be 30 minutes (M-F) and 15 minutes (Sat-Sun). You can download the podcasts free of charge from BlogTalkRadio, iTunes or TuneIn Radio. Or you can listen to the podcast directly from my website by clicking HERE.

Please share this invitation with as many people as you can. There is no cost and no vows are involved. You’re simply expressing the desire to become a better person and taking advantage of Mary’s help. It’s a great deal!

Through the years, Total Consecration has changed many lives. Don’t just take my word for it, however. Give it a try and see what happens in your life.

See you on September 4th!

A Powerful New Way To Prepare For Total Consecration!

Starting on September 4th, Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak will once again be leading Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary on his nightly podcast

Starting on September 4th, 2016…

A Brand New Way To Prepare For Total Consecration…

No Books To Buy…

No Cost…

No Need To Leave Your Home…

Featuring “The Best Of The Best” from Several Preparation Methods…

For more information, listen to this special episode of The Gary Zimak Show!

Make Your Total Consecration Now!

 

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak leads his listeners through Total Consecration

Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary is a life changing experience that is becoming increasingly popular. Since first consecrating my life in October 2011, I have led approximately 3,000 individuals through the process on my nightly radio show. Total Consecration preparation has become an annual Fall event on The Gary Zimak Show. Due to popular demand, I am consolidating all of this year’s preparation podcasts into one place. If you would like to go through the 33 day preparation using 33 Days To Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley, the show links appear below. In addition to Fr. Gaitley’s material, I offer comments and advice that I have learned from my experience. Each day is clearly labeled. I have also included my introductory programs and follow up shows. Feel free to email me if you have any questions

Get ready for an exciting adventure. Mary is waiting for your permission to do great things in your life. She will lead you closer to Jesus than you ever thought possible!

To obtain copies of the book or learn more about Total Consecration (such as a list of recommended starting dates), visit the MyConsecration.org website.

What Is Total Consecration?

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Get Ready For Total Consecration 2015!

 

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak will once again be leading Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary on his radio show

Would you like to grow closer to Jesus?

Could you use some help?

Do you wish to become a saint one day?

Beginning on September 4th, I’ll once again be leading Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary on my daily BlogTalkRadio show. This year, we’ll be using the acclaimed book 33 Days To Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley as the basis for our 33 day preparation. Even better is that you can order a discounted copy of the book (US or Canada only) from our friends at the Children of the Father Foundation!

What exactly is Total (or Marian) consecration? According to Fr. Gaitley, Marian consecration means “giving Mary our full permission to complete her motherly task in us, which is to form us into other Christs”. The preparation period will involve 33 days of meditation and prayer, based on the spirituality of St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximillian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa and Blessed Pope John Paul II. After making our way through the preparation phase we will then make (or renew) or Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary on October 7th, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.

Why should you consecrate your life to Jesus through Mary? Here are a few reasons…

“The more we honor the Blessed Virgin, the more we honor Jesus Christ, because we honor Mary only that we may more perfectly honor Jesus, since we go to her only as the way by which we are to find the end we are seeking, which is Jesus.” (Saint Louis de Montfort)

“There is no surer or easier way than Mary in uniting all men with Christ.” (Pope St. Pius X)

“We are convinced without any doubt that devotion to Our Lady is essentially joined with devotion to Christ.” (Pope Paul VI)

“If you want to grow in perfection, you cannot advance by yourselves – you need a guide. Hence, when you go to God, go through Mary and with Mary !” (Saint Maximilian Kolbe)

Interested? Want to find out more? You can sign up in 3 easy steps. Here’s how:

STEP 1 (Sign Up)

Enter your email address below and press the “Join Now” button and you’ll be placed on our email mailing list. You’ll then receive an email (from me), asking you to confirm your registration by clicking on a link. Don’t skip this step! You need to do this in order to be placed on the mailing list. I’ll be sending out periodic emails to provide more information and guide you through the process. I WILL NOT share your email address with anyone!


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IMPORTANT NOTE: After submitting your email address, you must complete the signup process by opening the email (and clicking on the link) that will be sent to you. Please check your inbox (and your spam or bulk folder) and look for this email. If you do not complete this process, you will not receive any future emails that I send. If you cannot locate the confirmation email, please email me and I’ll help you correct the problem.

STEP 2 (Get your discounted copy of 33 Days To Morning Glory)

My friends at the Children of the Father Foundation are offering copies of “33 Days To Morning Glory” (booklet form) for a donation of $4 each. To receive your booklet, simply visit their website and place your order. Although we work closely with each other, the Children of the Father Foundation and Following The Truth are 2 separate apostolates. Therefore, you must contact them with any questions about your booklet orders. Please note that the offer is only valid for residents of the US or Canada.

STEP 3 (Tune in to The Gary Zimak Show on BlogTalkRadio beginning on September 3)

Although the actual 33 day preparation period begins on Friday, September 4th, I’ll spend Thursday of that week discussing Total Consecration and providing more information about the process. I’ve led over 2,000 people through Total Consecration over the past 4 years and I’m looking for another big year in 2015. Whether you’re renewing your consecration (like me) or making it for the first time, we’ll walk together over the 33 day preparation period. In addition to my nightly radio show, I’ll be available by email to answer your questions and/or encourage you.

So, get ready and be prepared for your life to change in some BIG ways. Jesus is waiting to get to know you better and Mary is ready to take you by the hand and lead you to Him!

Heading To Alabama To Talk About The Blessed Mother!

 

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak will be discussing Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary in Birmingham, Alabama

If you’re in the Birmingham, AL area I hope you can join me on Wednesday, August 19 at Our Lady Of Sorrows parish. I’ll be speaking about the power of Marian Consecration. On October 7, 2011 I consecrated my life to Jesus through Mary and the results have been amazing. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Please join us for this special evening if you can. You won’t regret it!

Also, on September 4, I’ll once be leading the 33 day preparation for Total Consecration on my nightly BlogTalkRadio show. This is the fifth consecutive year that we’ve done it and I’d love you to join us. Stay tuned for details!

Gary Zimak is the author of “Faith, Hope & Clarity: How To Know God’s Will”, “A Worrier’s Guide To The Bible”, “Listen To Your Blessed Mother”, and “From Fear To Faith”. He is a frequent speaker at parishes and conferences across the United States and Canada, has an international radio following and is recognized as the leading Catholic speaker on the topic of overcoming anxiety. In addition to hosting his own daily radio show on BlogTalkRadio, Gary is a regular guest on EWTN television and radio.

To Jesus Through Mary…One More Time!


 

Catholic Speaker Gary Zimak discusses his renewal of Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary

To Jesus Through Mary!

Three years ago on October 7, 2011 I formally placed my life in the hands of my Blessed Mother, Mary. On that day, along with several hundred listeners of my nightly radio show, my wife and I consecrated our lives to Jesus though Mary using the method popularized by St. Louis de Montfort. Earlier today at Mass, Eileen and I once again renewed our Total Consecration to Jesus though Mary. As has been the case for the past three years, we were joined (spiritually) by my listeners. To date, I have been fortunate to lead approximately 2,500 individuals through the Total Consecration process.

I would like to thank all of you who participated in the Total Consecration process with me. It has been a privilege to guide you through the 33 day preparation period. I’m grateful for your prayers, support and financial contributions. I can’t wait to hear about the great things Our Lady accomplishes in your lives. I’m also thankful to Tony Mullen and Ray Mooney from MyConsecration.org. Once again, they have generously provided the consecration materials free of charge. Most importantly, I’d like to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for sharing His mother with me. I am beyond grateful for that gift!

For those of you who have not made your Total Consecration, I strongly encourage you to do so. Entrusting your life to Mary will bring you closer to Jesus than you ever thought possible. Please contact me if you’d like more information about this devotion. It’s the best move you’ll ever make!

Here’s How Total Consecration Will Work…


 

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak explains the process of Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary

Believe it or not, the annual Following The Truth 33 day preparation for Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary begins in less than two weeks! If you haven’t already done so, click HERE to find out more information, sign up and receive your FREE Total Consecration book. While more information will be coming via email and on my show, here is a preliminary schedule:

Monday, September 1 – Pre-preparation begins on my nightly Following The Truth radio program with a series of three (Monday through Wednesday) radio shows dedicated to explaining Total Consecration and answering your questions).

Thursday, September 4 - The 33 day preparation for Total Consecration begins. The preparation process is broken into four parts:

1. Emptying Self Of The Spirit of the World (12 days)
2. Gaining Self-Knowledge And Sorrow For Sins (7 days)
3. Gaining a fuller knowledge of Our Lady (7 days)
4. Gaining a fuller knowledge of Jesus Christ (7 days)

Tuesday, October 7 – We make (or renew) our Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary!

If you have any questions about the process, please email me. Get ready…this is going to be powerful!

Get Ready For Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary!


 

Catholic speaker and author Gary Zimak will once again be leading Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary on his nightly radio show

It’s that time of the year again!

Beginning on September 1, 2014, I will once again be leading the 33 day preparation for Total Consecration To Jesus through Mary on my nightly BlogTalkRadio show. This is the fourth consecutive year that I’ve been leading this devotion and I expect it to be our best year ever. Over the past three years, we have helped over 2,000 individuals consecrate their lives in this manner and many lives (including my own) have been completely transformed!

What is Total Consecration? Our friends at the My Consecration apostolate have put together a short video explaining the details:

Interested? Want to find out more? Here’s all you have to do:

STEP 1 – Sign up. (NOTE: If you are already on my email mailing list, you can skip this step)

Enter your email address below and press the “Join Now” button and you’ll be placed on our email mailing list. You’ll then receive an email (from me), asking you to confirm your registration by clicking on a link. Don’t skip this step! You need to do this in order to be placed on the mailing list. I’ll be sending out periodic emails to provide more information and guide you through the process. I WILL NOT share your email address with anyone!


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STEP 2 – Get your FREE copy of Consecration To Jesus Through Mary.

My dear friends at the My Consecration apostolate are offering a free Total Consecration kit, which includes a copy of the book “Consecration To Jesus Through Mary”. To receive your kit, simply click HERE and register. This will provide you with the materials that you need to participate in Total Consecration. Although we work closely with each other, My Consecration and Following The Truth are 2 separate apostolates. Therefore, you also need to register with them in order to receive your free book. Please note that the offer of a free kit applies only to residents of the US or Canada. While MyConsecration.org provides their materials free of charge, I would encourage you to make a donation to their apostolate if you are able to do so.

STEP 3 – Tune in to the Following The Truth radio program at 8 PM Eastern on September 1)

Although the actual 33 day preparation period begins on Thursday, September 4th, I’ll spend the first three days of that week discussing Total Consecration and providing more information about the process. I’ve led over 2,000 people through Total Consecration over the past 3 years and I’m looking for another big year in 2014. Whether you’re renewing your consecration (like me) or making it for the first time, we’ll walk together over the 33 day preparation period. In addition to my nightly radio show, I’ll be available by email to answer your questions and/or encourage you.

So, get ready and be prepared for your life to change in some BIG ways. Jesus is waiting to get to know you better and Mary is ready to take you by the hand and lead you to Him. Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have.

“The more we honor the Blessed Virgin, the more we honor Jesus Christ, because we honor Mary only that we may the more perfectly honor Jesus, since we go to her only as the way by which we are to find the end we are seeking, which is Jesus.” (St. Louis de Montfort)

I Am Yours…TOTALLY!


 

Earlier today, I renewed my Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary that I first made on October 7, 2011. Since consecrating my life for the first time, “Mom” has taken me to places that I could never have imagined. Not only have I grown to love her more, but I’ve grown to love her Son more than I ever thought possible. The fact that a lukewarm, comfort-loving coward like me is now working full time as a Catholic Evangelist is absolute proof that Total Consecration “works”! I owe everything to Mary’s intercession and I can’t begin to put my praise for Total Consecration into words. If you haven’t made your Total Consecration, you don’t know what you’re missing!

As I prayed the Morning Glory Consecration Prayer (composed by Fr. Michael Gaitley) earlier today, I was struck by the following line:

Mary, I give you my heart. Please set it on fire with love for Jesus. Make it always attentive to his burning thirst for love and for souls. Keep my heart in your most pure Heart that I may love Jesus and the members of his Body with your own perfect love.

Over the years, I’ve failed miserably at this. I haven’t loved souls…ALL SOULS…like Jesus does. I’ve ignored many individuals whom I’ve found difficult or annoying. I’ve turned my back on people who offended or insulted me. I haven’t shown them the mercy that Jesus has shown me. That chain in the picture above reminds me that I have a helper who will never leave my side. She will help me to love others with her Immaculate Heart and I need her help. As I look at the words, “I am yours TOTALLY” that I wear around my wrist, I’m reminded of the promise that I made two years ago. It is a promise that I renew today in a formal way. Although Mary is doing most of the work, I have to trust her and listen when she speaks. I’m gonna try to get better at that…I promise!

I love you, “Mom” and I’d be lost without you. I am yours…TOTALLY!