Consecration to Mary
Consecration to Mary is a big step for anyone. It involves courage, trust, love, and devotion, and it takes faith to make the first step in the consecration process (this is a process). This is easily the most significant decision I have ever made, and one of the reasons is because I have received so much from the Blessed Mother.
Not only have I received great life-changing miracles where Our Lady was involved, but I have also been given more answered prayer than in my entire 52 years combined. Very great miracles, some involving life-threatening issues I never dreamed I would ever experience, I have been granted. I have also been given many everyday blessings. I have received life “more abundantly,” indeed.
I am not a priest. I am not a theologian. I am not anything of that sort. I am just an ordinary person who happened to stumble across Our Lady one day in my time of need. What she has given me is priceless. If you make this same decision and acquire devotion to the Blessed Mother, you will find out I am telling you the truth, and as Jesus stated, you will have life “more abundantly” also.
If this is the kind of life you desire, read on …
Padre Pio once said
Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother. Love the Madonna and pray the Rosary, for her Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother.
This is invaluable advice.
Introduction to Consecration to Mary
Almost all spiritual experiences I have had since 2012 have involved the Blessed Virgin Mary. She was involved in every miracle I have experienced, blessings I received, and just about every day has been filled with a joy of some kind. I believe I know why things are this way, and I pass the reasons along to those interested.
Long before I knew what Consecration was, I began praying the Rosary out of my own accord, and I experienced the Odor of Sanctification one morning in my bathroom. It was the beginning of a long journey with Our Lady and led to the relationship I have with her today.
It took three years for me to decide to consecrate myself to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Three years-time, to make one decision is an indication of the importance I placed on this decision. To me, this was to be a commitment for the remainder of my life. It is Not an entrustment but a commitment to be lived out every day.
In my association with the Blessed Virgin up to this point, the reader needs to understand that I had no guidance, no church doctrines or dogmas or assistance, nothing in developing this relationship with the Blessed Virgin. It was only her and I with no outside influence at all, and she controlled the direction she wanted things to go. I learned straight from her hand, and she was very generous (as she always is) in educating me. Read the entire journey here.
One of the significant turning points in the relationship was my Consecration to Mary. I will explain as best I can what Marian Consecration is, what was involved in accomplishing it and how it has affected me. Again, it is the best decision I have ever made as it will also be for you if you choose to make it.
The topics of the posts in this series include:
- Meaning of Consecration
- Marian Consecration and what it is
- Why Consecration is Important
- How to consecrate yourself to Mary
- Devotion post consecration
Consecration to Mary is of utmost importance, and it is my desire to share my experiences and some of the obstacles that I encountered with those who wish to read it. I hope and pray that what I have assembled will be of help to someone who wishes to understand more about this wonderful topic and experiences in the consecration process.
I have included the following list of words that describe Our Lady’s demeanor and actions based on my experiences. The word extremely should precede every word in this list.
The words that describe her are respectful, gentle, loving, kind, patient, determined, attentive, advocate (opposite of accuser), defender, and leader.
I have not seen anyone that possesses and demonstrates there characteristics to the degree that she does.
Many thanks to Cameron Smith for use of his beautiful painting “Immaculate Heart of Mary” at SmithCatholicArt.com
A very good video explaining the consecration to Mary and what it means.
True Devotion to Mary - St. Louis de Montfort
If you haven't read or seen the works by Louis de Montfort and wish to do so, they can be accessed below.