Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Consecrate Yourself to Jesus through Mary for the Jubilee Year of Mercy

The Marian Helpers are inviting everyone to consecrate themselves to Jesus through Mary for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. In their words, "If you have never consecrated yourself to Jesus through Mary, now is the best time ever! This really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make the consecration in preparation for an extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. And if you have already consecrated yourself, now is the perfect time to renew it. To do so, use the most popular consecration book available today: 33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC."

Fr. Joseph, MIC, writes:

Mary can best bring us into God's mercy when we consecrate ourselves totally to Jesus through her. That's the secret weapon that will help us tap into the great graces of the upcoming year of mercy.

Why, well according to Pope John Paul II, the whole purpose of consecrating or entrusting ourselves to Mary is so that she can bring us to the pierced side of Jesus, which is the Fountain of Mercy. In other words, Mary's whole role is to help us experience the mercy of God. And she does it best when we consecrate ourselves to her. This is why St. Louis de Montfort said that a total consecration to Jesus through Mary is the "quickest, easiest, surest, and most perfect" path to becoming a saint.

 To consecrate on December 8th, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, which is the start date for the Year of Mercy, begin on November 5th. I made my consecration on May 13th of the this year and reconsecrate myself daily. I highly recommend this consecration and the use of the 33 Days to Morning Glory book. It is a simple process, but can mean so much for your spiritual life.

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