Allison Gingras introduces the focus for the next seven days of the Catholic Mom Consecration to Jesus through Mary.
We are now entering the two last sections of our Marian Consecration, first Knowledge of Mary and finishing with Knowledge of Jesus, continuing with St. Louis de Monfort's formula share in his preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary. We do not intend this Catholic Mom Marian Devotion to replace a more formal or traditional Marian Consecration. Instead, it is shared to help families begin to learn more about this beautiful devotion and, of course, draw closer to Jesus through Mary. We've chosen a shorter, more family-friendly format to travel with through the Lenten and Easter seasons and continue our way to Mother's Day. The purpose of this time of preparation, according to de Montfort, was for the faithful to work on removing the spirit of the world to take on the Spirit of Christ; again, the next area we'll focus on is "Knowledge of Mary."
Over the next seven days, we'll reflect on quotes from St. Louis de Montfort, Fr. Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., Our Blessed Mother (from her approved apparitions), Thomas à Kempis (The Imitation of Christ), and Pope Saint John Paul II. As you reflect on each day's quote, use your time in prayer to ask for a better understanding of the Blessed Virgin Mother, as your mother, given to you by Jesus from the Cross on Good Friday. Spend each day beholding your mother and allowing her to guide you closer to her Son.
If you have not yet included a Rosary with your daily reflection, you may find this the perfect week to do. This "School of Mary," as St. John Paul II referred to meditating on the Mysteries of the Rosary, draws us ever closer to Mary and her Son, Jesus. Conclude each day with an Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be.
If you've been taking this spiritual journey together as a 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. Join us on social media to share your experiences, insights, and ideas on incorporating these consecration activities into your day.
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 social media and digital 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). Podcast host of A Seeking Heart with Allison Gingras and a co-host of Catholic Momcast.