The principle practices of devotion to Mary, a great variety of prayers to her—including the rosary and her office—are available elsewhere on the Age of Mary. What follows is that special devotion called by St. Louis de Montfort, “Total Consecration.”
Total Consecration to Mary, explains St. Louis, “consists in surrendering oneself in the manner of a slave to Mary, and to Jesus through her, and then performing all our actions with Mary, in Mary, through Mary, and for Mary” (The Secret of Mary, No. 28). It is also known as “True Devotion to Mary,” “Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary,” and “Holy Slavery.”
“True Devotion to Mary is nothing more than the perfect and certain and shortest way to live our baptismal vows.”
This website is an open invitation to all Catholics who love Mary, our glorious Queen and immaculate Mother. She has been assumed body and soul into heaven and continues to watch over each of us from the vantage point of eternity. If you have ever recieved a grace from God, you can be certain that it passed first through her hands. Read The Secret of Mary, then decide to abandon yourself completely to her.
“Such are the great men who are to come. By the will of God, Mary is to prepare them to extend his rule over the impious and unbelievers….. They will carry the crucifix in their right hand and the rosary in their left, and the holy names of Jesus and Mary on their heart.”
What To Do
- Read The Secret of Mary to understand what it is all about. For a more detailed and in-depth understanding, read True Devotion to Mary.
- From the listing of Marian feast days, choose a consecration date that is meaningful to you.
- Begin the 33-day preparation on the appropriate date.
- Make the Act of Consecration on the feast day you have selected.
“They will have the two-edged sword of the word of God in their mouths and the blood-stained standard of the Cross on their shoulders. The simplicity and self-sacrifice of Jesus will be reflected in their whole behaviour.”
“Be Not Afraid”
By making this consecration to Mary, you are placing yourself completely and totally in her hands. You are giving her permission to form you, discipline you, and mold you into a true follower of Christ. Do not be afraid, though, because she loves you. She will always take care of you, and knows better than anybody how to do so. It is always good to remember her words to St. Juan Diego in Mexico, “Hear and let it penetrate into your heart, my dear little son: let nothing discourage you, nothing depress you: let nothing alter your heart or your countenance. Also do not fear any illness or vexation, anxiety or pain. Am I not here who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not your fountain of life? Are you not in the folds of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms? Is there anything else that you need?”
“Their hearts will not be troubled, nor will they show favour to anyone; they will not spare or heed or fear any man, however powerful he may be. They will point out the narrow way to God in pure truth according to the holy Gospel, and not according to the maxims of the world.”
You will find here all the resources you need to make the consecration:
- The Secret of Mary and True Devotion to Mary.
- The 33-day preparation, which includes all prayers and readings.
- The Act of Consecration.
- A listing of appropriate feast days on which to make the consecration.
“In this battle, those who follow God will conquer with one hand and build with the other. The saints of the end times will be formed by Mary in their devotion to her. She will shape them and teach them even as she formed the body of Our Lord in her womb.”
A Sermon on True Devotion to Mary
Given by an anonymous priest at Audio Sancto. (17:08 minutes)
Michael E. Gaitley <…. Click to hear the authors views on the concentration of Jesus thru Mary his mother.
Bishop Kevin Rhodes <….. Click here to hear the podcast of our most Reverend Bishop. Week 1
Study Guide <….. Click here to download some study hints.
1st Day <….. Watch the youth across America read the first passage The Passionate Saint of Brittany on this retreat
2nd Day <….. Watch the youth across America Meditate Day 2 St. Louis’s Influence on the Church
3rd Day <….. Go into your private space and Meditate on the first part of De Montfort’s Consecration
4th Day <…..Ponder on the final part of De Montfort’s Concecration
5th Day <…..Should We Really Give Mary Everything? Contemplate on the first part of this.
6th Day <…..Should We Really Give Mary Everything? find out why!
7th Day <…..A Quick, Easy, and Secure Way to Holiness
Bishop Kevin Rhodes <….. Listen to the words of our most reverend Bishop as he prepares us for week 2 of the Retreat.
8th Day <….. Who are you St. Maximilian Kolbe?
9th Day <….. Who are you, O Immaculate Conception? First part of the question of what the people mean to us and to who we are addressing.
10th Day <…..Who are you O Immaculate Conception? Final part of the uncreated and created people are.
11th Day <….. The Immaculata Always Does Gods Will, Perfectly. The best definition of perfect Love.
12th Day <….. Who are You, O Holy Saints of God? W+w=S
13th Day <….. To Be an Instrument – Rather to be Instruments, Be the Grace!
14th Day <….. Kolbe’s Prayer of Consecration, offer it all to Mary!
St. Maximilian’s Reflections <….. Gently ponder on St. Max’s great words of wisdom.
Bishop Kevin Rhodes <….. Listen to the words of our most reverend Bishop as he prepares us for week 3 of the Retreat. Blessed Mother Teresa Pray for Us!
15th Day <….. Lover of the Heart of Jesus, what’s not to Love but Love it self!
16th Day <….. The Gift God gave September 10th, “I Thurst”
17th Day <….. The Visions of 1947. “-Take care of them–They are mine–Bring them to Jesus–Carry Jesus to them–Fear Not-”
18th Day <….. The Immaculate Heart of Mary. Lend me your Heart!
19th Day <….. Heart – Pondering Prayer. Are you ready, better be!
20th Day <….. A Consecration Covenant. Prepare for it!
21st Day <….. ‘Be the one’ (with Mary). Console rather to be Consoled
Blessed Mother Teresa <….. a few final words of wisdom
Bishop Kevin Rhodes <….. Listen to the words of our most reverend Bishop as he prepares us for the final week 4 of the Retreat. St. John Paul II Pray for us.
22nd Day <….. Mary’s Gift of Mercy. The forth and final week of the retreat inspired by the now St. John Paul II ” The Most Marian Pope”
23nd Day <….. Maternal Mediation. Devine Love Bound for all of Us, all the way Home! Just hold her Hand.
24th Day <….. Mary’s Retreat. (Day One). Ponder the Words of Our Lord as he explains the need to obey both his Mother and Heavenly Fathers needs.
25th Day <….. Mary’s Retreat. (Day Two). St John Paul II comments on the Wedding Feast at Cana’s, Christ’s first Miracle, To Honor his Mother, and to show how this first example of mediation, by his Mother, works for Us!
26th Day <….. Mary’s Retreat. (Day Three). By Jesus Dying on the Cross, it brings us to our new Mothers role to intercede for us to the Father. Having endured so much sorrow at the Cross, but accepting her new role as our Mother as well!
27th Day <….. Marian Entrustment (Part One). It all begins at the foot of the cross and is the start of consecrating ourselves to Mary, St. John Paul comments.
28th Day <….. Marian Entrustment (Part Two). Unite ourselves with her for the benefit of all mankind In the Immaculate Heart, Be one with Christ Jesus with his Devine Mercy and then Come to His Most Sacred Heart for redemption.
Saint John Paul II Quotes <….. Ponder the Power of Prayer
29th Day <….. St. Louis de Montfort. PASSION, BAPTISM and GIFT. True meanings of the three words of his life.
30th Day <….. Saint Maximillian Kolbe. MYSTERY, MILITA and LOVE. Words behind this Saint take time to ponder them.
31st Day <….. Blessed Mother Teresa. THIRST, HEART and COVENANT, describe this saints best attributes.
32nd Day <….. Saint John Paul II. MOTHER, ENTRUST-ACRATION and MERCY, best describes and the sums up this Saints accomplishments.
33rd Day <….. Putting It All Together!
St. Louis de Montfort Consecration Prayer <….. in MS Word format fill in the blanks…
Daily Consecration to Mary
My Queen, My Mother! I give myself entirely to you. And to show my devotion to you, I offer to you this day my eyes, my ears, my heart, my soul, my whole being. O Good Mother, as I am all your own, Guide, protect, defend and keep me forever in your care. Amen.
A short word of wisdom, read thru all documents that you sign and fully understand the impact it will make on your life, go to and make a good confession before consecration then live your life a new with Jesus Christ Sacred Heart thru his Mother’s Held Immaculate Heart for us by the Militia Immaculata and the rest of us on our side.
Festival Of Faith. <….. Opening and Closing of the first day of celebrations at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne Indiana USA.