Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary is an absolutely beautiful exercise to increase your spirituality and ability to truly serve our Lord Jesus Christ. The basic premise is simply that Jesus came into the world through Mary and that for us to always be assured of being close to Jesus, even closer than ever before, we should go through Mary.
Initially, this idea may seem strange to some. Why consecration? And why consecration through Mary? What does that even mean?
Consecration means to set aside for a sacred purpose. Mary’s life was set aside for the sole purpose of serving our Lord. By following her example, we, too, can completely give ourselves to Christ in a fundamental way that consecrates us to Him. We give our lives to Him in service and love.
How does it work?
Over five weeks (33 days), you will dedicate a little of your time to Read, Pray, and Meet (RPM). You will receive a free book, 33 Days to Morning Glory, by Fr. Michael Gaitley, which you will read daily for just a few minutes. You will then be asked to pray and meditate throughout the day on what you’ve read. Then, once a week for five weeks, you will meet in a small group to discuss what you’ve discovered. That’s it!
When do we meet?
There will be an introductory meeting for all participants on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m. in the Xavier Room.
Small groups will meet on either Wednesday mornings (9:00 to 10:30) at Brookdale-North (intersection of Reagan and Jefferson) or Thursday evenings (7:30 to 9:00) in the Church Basement throughout November and early December.
Consecration will take place at Mass on Thursday evening, Dec. 13 (the day after the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe).
Contact: Mark Tomecko