General Introduction to Consecration Preparation

If you have chosen to use the consecration preparation given to us by St. Louis de Montfort in, “True Devotion to Mary”, the general plan is outlined near the end of the book; in my version it is in the section named “Supplement”.  You can see it online here. The first part of the Supplement section is called, “Preparation for Consecration to Jesus through Mary”. 

In it we see that the 33-day preparation is broken down into two periods as follows:

  • a 12-day period in which one endeavours to free oneself as much as possible from the “spirit of the world”;
  • a 3-week period, with each week focusing on a particular theme:  the first week is devoted to knowledge of self; the second week is devoted to knowledge of the Blessed Virgin; the third week is devoted to knowledge of Jesus Christ.

For each of the periods we are given suggested prayers, suitable reading material and spiritual exercises.

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If you have chosen to use the Consecration Preparation for the Triumphant Victory of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the general plan is as follows:

  • one begins by reading the daily reflection, which is broken down into four short sections of:  Words from the Blessed Virgin, Guidance, Direction and Meditation; for example, Day One.  (Please note that in the online version, the “Meditation” section is incorrectly labeled as “Mediation”).  Freudian slip?!!!
  • one then proceeds to the daily prayers:  The Apostles’ Creed, the Consecration prayer, the Angelus, the Chaplet of Virtues, the O’Maria, and the Pentecost Prayer.

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Please do not allow any of this to overwhelm you.  These are suggested outlines to help us focus interiorly for a concentrated period of time on the strengthening and deepening of our relationship with Mary, which in turn will strengthen and deepen our relationship with each Person of the Holy Trinity.  I will post something shortly regarding my personal experience of how a “typical day” was for me, which may ease your mind if you are thinking this is “impossible” for a busy person who is working or volunteering outside the home, or, for example, if you are a stay-at-home parent homeschooling a large family, etc.  Do not worry!  ♥ ♥ ♥  

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