Consecration Preparation: Days Thirteen to Nineteen

St. Louis de Montfort Preparation:

The first period of the consecration preparation (i.e., the twelve preliminary days) being over, we now enter into the First Week of the second period.  This First Week is dedicated to knowledge of self

Prayers to be said each day:

You may choose your spiritual reading from:
  • Gospel according to St. Matthew, chapters 24, 25
  • Gospel of St. Luke, chapters 11, 13, 16, 17, 18
  • Imitation of Christ, Book I, chapter 24; Book II, chapter 5; Book III, chapters 7, 8, 13, 20, 30, 47
  • True Devotion, nos. 78-82, 227, 228

Your spiritual exercises:

  • Prayers, examens, reflection, acts of renouncement of our own will, of contrition for our sins, of contempt of self – all performed at the feet of Mary, for it is from her we hope for light to know ourselves, and it is near her that we shall be able to measure the abyss of our miseries without despairing.

“Where two or three are gathered”: St. Louis de Montfort Consecration to Mary daily podcast, courtesy of Jennifer and Greg Willits of Rosary Army. May God continue to bless them in their apostolates.

Day Thirteen:
Day Fourteen:
Day Fifteen:
Day Sixteen:
Day Seventeen:
Day Eighteen:
Day Nineteen:

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    Immaculate Heart Preparation:

    Some Highlights from the Daily Reflections:

    • Day Thirteen  God asks for the consecration to the Heart of Mary.  Our Lady takes nothing to herself, she wishes only that all the desires of God Father come to fulfillment.
    • Day Fourteen  Our Lady reminds us that the soul who shall find her, shall find a life filled with grace and eternal glory.  Just as she is called the “Star of the Sea”, patroness to guide ships into port, so she guides our soul through her Immaculate portal to the heart of her Son.
    • Day Fifteen  Our Lady will carry us from the consecration and through the Triumph; the Triumph shall then give the foundation for the Reign of the Sacred Heart.
    • Day Sixteen  The final hour of grace is a grace that is granted to all souls in the moment before the descent of the kingdom of God upon the earth – that time when the earth has been restored to its original state.  This final hour is referred to by Our Lady as the second advent, the bringing together of their two hearts.
    • Day Seventeen  …the chamber of divine sacraments is within Our Lady, where Jesus and all the elect have been formed.
    • Day Eighteen  According to His majesty, He gave to her by grace, all the same rights and privileges which He possesses by nature…It is in this heavenly union that Jesus, by His place within the Trinity, gives to Our Lady the divine graces to share of Himself completely and in equal measure.  This is the purpose of the Immaculate Conception.
    • Day Nineteen  “The battle is revealed, and all must now choose which side they shall pledge their allegiance to.  There exists no area that is neutral.  If I am not allowed to possess the heart, I promise Satan shall not allow it to remain dormant; he shall own it in the moment it has denied me.”
    • Our perfection consists of being conformed, united, and consecrated to Jesus.  To do this, we must have the way to fulfill these requests.  If we wish to become consecrated in union with Jesus, wholly and completely, we must use the avenue to Him, designed for this specific purpose.  Since Our Lady was the soul most conformed to Jesus, it seems most natural that through her, we would be conformed the deepest to God.  The route to this most perfect union is through the consecration.  The more the soul is united to her, the deeper it is united to her Son.  It is true, the perfect consecration to God is completed in our consecration to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart.

    Daily prayers:

    The Apostles’ Creed, The Consecration prayer, The Angelus, The Chaplet of Virtues, The O’Maria prayer, The Pentecost prayer.

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