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 bettyc@guardiana.com.

Updated information from Archbishop Vigneron and the Archdiocese of Detroit|www.aod.org/emergencyresponse.