I’m starting Fr. Gaitley’s 33 Days to Morning Glory preparation for Marian Consecration starting today. This will be the second time I’m doing the prep, so it will be a renewal of my Marian Consecration, and a renewal of my Baptism vows (although those were originally pronounced for me by my parents).
I invite you to join me in the consecration prep. It’s easy and has been described as the “quickest and easiest” path to become a saint. The prep involves 5-10 minutes of reading a day and contemplation during the day of the reading. It is wonderful.
The consecration is to Jesus. It is called Marian Consecration because it is through Mary that we consecrate ourselves to Jesus. Mary is the mother given to us to lead us to her Son, and in the consecration, we offer everything we have and everything we are, and ask Mary to present our gift of ourselves to her Son.
We are starting today so that consecration culminates on February 2nd, the Feast of the Presentation. On that day, we remember how Mary and Joseph presented Jesus to the Father in the Temple. This February 2nd, we will ask Mary to present us to her Son.
There is a book with the consecration prep. The paperback version is widely available, and from the Marian Helpers at: 33 Days to Morning Glory
You can also get a booklet version with exactly the same content from MyConsecration.org.
Finally, you can read the book online at TheDivineMercy.org. This will be good for starting out, but you should still buy the book and support the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. They are spreading both the message of Marian Consecration and the message of Divine Mercy from St. Faustina.
There is also an older form of Marian Consecration developed by St. Louis de Montfort. That form has more of a focus on daily prayer. You can get that in the book True Devotion by St. Louis de Montfort.
If you decide to do the consecration with me, please let me know. Leave a comment on this page or send a note on our contact page.