22 February 2020

Consecration to Jesus Through Mary

We live in an area that is almost completely faithless:  the UK is NOT a Christian country, and the Northern Highlands of Scotland even less so.  Not only are the churches empty or closing or barely hanging on, but the general population here is aggressively anti-Christian (and if you do not see this while living here, you have your head in the sand), and openly mocks the faith and the faithful.

This is one of the reasons I have decided to undertake total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary.  I need all the help and support I can get.  For example:  there is only the tiniest of Orthodox communities here, with Liturgies only once or twice per month, and only on Saturdays, and at least an hour away from where we live.  The wee Catholic church that is local to us, and where we have chosen to worship now, has a very small congregation, and pretty much is only open for the ubiquitous hour on Sunday.  On the one hand, we are grateful for being able to attend a weekly Mass.  On the other hand, it is nowhere near enough to sustain us in our Faith in this very dark, secular Scottish culture.

Consecration means to "set aside for a sacred purpose", and this devotion is one road to help one be more devoted to Christ through the example of His Mother Mary.  I am aiming for a more devoted life, and am grateful for the help this devotion is meant to provide.

I have read St Louis de Montfort's premise (book), and am journeying on this 33-day path, hoping to make my consecration vows on the Feast of the Annunciation.  This is the version I read, and recommend:

[Disclaimer: By clicking this link, you will be taken to Amazon.  If you purchase this book, I receive a tiny commission.]

If you would like more information on consecration and what it means, read THIS.  Meanwhile, I will keep you updated on my consecration journey.

I would LOVE to meet someone else who has done this or is doing this.

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