Allison Gingras introduces the focus for the final week of the Catholic Mom Consecration to Jesus through Mary.
We are now entering the final phase of our Catholic Mom Marian Consecration—knowledge of Jesus, following St. Louis de Monfort's formula in his preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary. Over the next seven days, we'll reflect, as in previous weeks, on quotes from St. Louis de Montfort, Venerable Patrick Peyton, Our Blessed Mother, Thomas à Kempis (The Imitation of Christ), and St. John Paul II. As you reflect each day, use your time in prayer to entrust yourself to the Blessed Virgin Mother, opening your heart to be guided ever closer to her Jesus.
Why come to know Jesus through Mary? Why contemplate the mysteries of the Rosary as a means of catechesis? Quite simply, no one knows Jesus better than Mary. Aware of this powerful truth and her great desire to lead us to her Son, de Montfort referred to Mary as "the safest, easiest, shortest and most perfect way of approaching Jesus." Conclude each day with an Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be.
We hope you have used this simple daily format as a way to share moments of faith with your family, perhaps using your time in the car, during meals, or at bedtime to discuss the quote, ideas on how we can draw closer to Jesus, and recite the prayers together. We'd love to hear about your experiences; please share any insights or thoughts in the comments below.
Please visit Catholic Mom Community on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, each day to find the quotes for daily reflection. If you are not on social media, ask the Holy Spirit to guide your heart to the words—from the Scriptures, saints, or prayers (such as the Litany of the Holy Ghost, Ave Maris Stella, and Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary)—that would guide you closer to Christ.
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About the Author
Allison Gingras works for Family Rosary, Catholic Mom, and the Diocese of Fall River as a new media specialist. She is the author of Encountering Signs of Faith (Fall 2022, Ave Maria Press). Allison developed the Stay Connected Journals for Catholic Women series including her volumes—The Gift of Invitation and Seeking Peace (OSV). She hosts A Seeking Heart with Allison Gingras and co-hosts the Catholic Momcast podcast.