What is Consecration to Mary?
Consecrating yourself to Mary is a beautiful exercise to increase your spirituality and ability to truly serve our Lord Jesus Christ. The word “consecration” means to set aside for a sacred purpose. Mary’s life was set aside for the sole purpose of being the Mother of God. At the moment Mary gave her yes to God, in essence, she consecrated herself to Jesus. By following her example, we too can completely give ourselves to Jesus in a way that consecrates us to Him.
Why Should I Consecrate Myself to Mary?
We consecrate ourselves in order to be more devoted to the Lord and His Blessed Mother. It helps us grow in holiness and increase the virtues of faith, hope, and love. It is a prayerful and focused method of drawing closer to Jesus.
The following analogy can help us understand what is meant by Consecration to Mary: Our lives are like a boat being tossed around on rough waters. Through the act of consecrating ourselves to Jesus through Mary, we are inviting Mary to get into our boat. Most importantly, we are not only asking Mary to ride along with us, but are also allowing her to drive the boat through the rough and unpredictable waters of the spiritual life so that we can arrive safely at the shore where Jesus awaits.
Who Can Consecrate Themselves to Mary
Consecration to Mary is for anyone old enough to understand the love of Jesus and Mary. It is easy to grasp and simple to put into practice. It is an excellent way to deepen your love and devotion to Jesus. If you are interested in the Consecration to Mary you can contact Betty in the parish office at 248-588-1222 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saintly Reflections About Devotion to Mary
“Because Our Lady was there on Calvary, she knows how real, how deep is His longing for you and for the poor. Do we know? Do we feel as she? Ask her to teach… . Her role is to bring you face to face, as John and Magdalen, with the love in the Heart of Jesus crucified.”
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
“My dear, dear brothers, our dear little, little mother, the Immaculate Mary, can do anything for us. We are her children. Turn to her. She will overcome everything.”
St. Maximilian Kolbe
“Christ is the supreme Teacher, the revealer and the one revealed. It is not just a question of learning what he taught but of ‘learning him.’ In this regard could we have any better teacher than Mary…no one can introduce us to a profound knowledge of his mystery better than his Mother.”
St. John Paul II