MARIAN CONSECRATION

The Holy Name school community will be specially growing in our relationship with Jesus Christ and our devotion to our Blessed Mother Mary through Marian consecration. We invite you to join us on this journey of faith from September to October or to learn more and experience this great devotion in the future.

Marian consecration, also called consecration to Jesus through Mary, is the act of entrusting oneself to Jesus through devotion to the Blessed Mother Mary who points always to her beloved Son and Lord Jesus Christ. God Himself can be understood to have been the first to complete Marian consecration as He entrusted His only begotten Son, Himself, Jesus to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Jesus Christ also directed us toward Marian consecration as, while on the Cross, He said to His Mother Mary, "Woman, behold, your son." and to the beloved disciple John, "Behold, your mother." (John 19:26-27) This motherly relationship extends to us as God entrusts us to the care of His beloved mother and encourages us to stay close to her.

Marian consecration involves a prayer of consecration offering ourselves to our Blessed Mother Mary trusting that she will of course bring us to God more closely, more quickly, more easily, and more perfectly than we would on our own (reference to St. Louis de Montfort). The consecration prayer is traditionally accompanied by 33 days of prayerful preparation. By pondering the life and virtue of our Blessed Mother Mary, we come to better understand her role in our lives given by God to guide us into closer relationship with Jesus and on the journey to become holy saints.

It is common for parents to consecrate their children to Jesus through Mary and for individuals to consecrate themselves to Jesus through Mary. At Holy Name Catholic School, we will be joining together in prayer as a community each day to complete the preparation for Marian consecration leading to a prayer of consecration on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on October 7th.

We invite you to join us in the reflections and prayers of preparation beginning September 4th and to join us for our all school Rosary and prayer of consecration to Jesus through Mary on October 7th.

Our school will be using the book Consecration to Mary for Little Ones by Kimberly Fries for our reflections and prayers of preparation. This book lends itself well to use for our school body ranging from 4 years old to 14 years old. The book is available for your family to purchase on Amazon if interested (and if interested don't forget to support our school by using AmazonSmile and designating Holy Name Church and School as your charitable organization.)

33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC is another popular guide to Marian consecration and preparation for older children and adults of all ages that has been used in many parishes.

True Devotion to Mary by St. Louis de Montfort is a beautiful book and guide to Marian consecration and preparation for those who want to delve deeper into the foundation and traditional prayers of this great devotion.
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