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Total Consecration To Jesus Through Mary – Are You Interested?

“At first, it had seemed to me that I should distance myself a bit from the Marian devotion of my childhood in order to focus more on Christ. Thanks to St. Louis de Montfort, I came to understand that true devotion to the Mother of God is actually Christocentric; indeed, it is very profoundly rooted in the mystery of the Blessed Trinity, and the mysteries of the Incarnation and Redemption.” (Blessed Pope John Paul II, Crossing The Threshold of Hope)

It is with great pleasure that I finally get to reveal the BIG announcement. I’m going to get right to the point and then I’ll fill in some of the details.

On September 4, 2011 I will begin the 33 day period of preparation which will result in consecrating myself to Jesus through Mary on October 7, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Often referred to as the St. Louis de Montfort Consecration, this Church approved devotion has the ability to transform your life. As a result, I am inviting as many of you as possible to make this consecration along with me.

In order to make it easier, I will be devoting all of my Following The Truth radio programs during this period to the necessary preparation prayers. While you can say them on your own, you can simply listen to the program on BlogTalkRadio each night at 8 PM Eastern (or download the podcast from the BTR archives or iTunes) and we’ll do it together!

The Total Consecration is divided into themes:

Days 1-12: The Spirit of the World,

Days 13-19: Knowledge of Self,

Days 20-26: Knowledge of Mary,

Days 27-33: Knowledge of Jesus,

Day 34: Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary.

How did this come about, you ask? While I was at the CMN Trade Show a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Ray Mooney, the National Coordinator of Parish Consecrations for the My Consecration apostolate. This group is dedicated to promoting the advancement of St. Louis de Montfort’s Total Consecration to Jesus though Mary. Although I have made this consecration in the past, I’ve been wanting to renew it for some time. Additionally, I was thinking about a way that I’d be able to invite as many of you as possible to participate. After meeting Ray and watching his video presentation, I made the decision to use the resources of my Following The Truth apostolate to facilitate this process.

If you’re interested, send me an email at gary@followingthetruth.com (no message is necessary, just put the word “Mary” in the subject line) so that I’ll have an idea of how many of you will be doing this with me. 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!

Please take a few minutes to watch the following video presentation featuring Cardinal Justin Rigali, the Archbishop of Philadelphia. I also invite you to click on the banner at the bottom of this page if you wish to find out more information about the devotion or to receive your own devotion book and DVD, totally free of charge (although the group does appreciate donations).

Still not sure if this is for you? Listen to the Following The Truth radio program tonight at 8 PM Eastern (or download the podcast from iTunes or the BlogTalkRadio archives). I’ll also be blogging more throughout the week.

I promise you that this devotion will change your life. Order your materials and get ready…we begin on September 4th!

Order your free consecration materials to make the St. Louis de Montfort Consecration to Jesus through Mary

9 Comments

  1. [...] a look at my previous blog post for more details about the Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary, including how to obtain your free consecration packet.  If you have any questions, please email [...]

  2. Vicky says:

    I am a non-Catholic just beginning RCIA. Is this something that I can participate in? I have not been baptized and I heard on your interview on the radio that part of this is sort of a renewal of baptismal vows. So, just wondering if it is something I can be a part of. I am intrigued by Marian devotion and as I make my journey towards the Catholic Church this seems like a beautiful path to take. Thanks!

    1. Gary Zimak says:

      Vicky,

      I admire you desire to participate in this devotion. While you wouldn’t (yet) be able to go to Communion or Confession (which are recommended for this devotion), I don’t see a problem with you saying the daily prayers and making the consecration in anticipation of your baptism. I would think that Our Lord and Our Lady would be honored by your desire. In addition, I think you’ll learn a lot about the true meaning of Marian devotion by going through the process. I’ll add your name to the list!

      God Bless,
      Gary

  3. Jonie Trotta says:

    “Mary”

    1. Gary Zimak says:

      Thanks, Jonie…I added you to the list!

  4. Peggy says:

    I heard you this morning on Catholic Connection. I have tried (and failed) several times to complete the consecration, and ultimately felt as if I was not yet worthy or ready yet. I really want to complete the consecration and love the idea of doing this as a group. Will you send out daily email reminders? That would be so helpful! God bless!

    1. Gary Zimak says:

      Hi Peggy,
      Thanks for the email and the suggestion. I am in the process of compiling a mailing list as a way to clear up some of the more confusing points of how we’re doing the devotion and also as a way to encourage people along the way. I could send out a daily reminder, but I wonder if that would get annoying to some folks. Some people are really sensitive to receiving too many emails and I don’t want to annoy anyone. I will give it some thought and I’ll also add you to my mailing list!
      God Bless,
      Gary

  5. Margaret Milne says:

    I have signed up for the Consecration packet and am getting nervous because it is now coming closer to the start date an I have not received anything yet. Is this packet coming by mail or email. And how do I get the radio or download info I need to follow along?

    God Bless your efforts,
    Margaret

    1. Gary Zimak says:

      Hi Margaret,

      My latest blog post has the answers to all of your questions. I’ll also send out an email tonight with the information.

      God Bless,
      Gary

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