33 Days to Morning Glory

 

Consecration to the Blessed Mother

When Jesus was on the cross, he spoke to Mary and John and said to Mary "Woman, behold your son" and to John, "Behold your mother". (John 19: 26-27). This was Jesus' way of giving all of humanity His Mother who, as she did from the very beginning of Christ's conception in her womb, always points us and leads us to Christ. Just as the moon reflects the light of the sun, so Mary always reflects the graces and love of her Son, Jesus Christ. 

A consecration is a Christian's way of becoming John and acknowledging Mary as their spiritual mother. In doing so, they follow Mary's example of trusting in God's plan and following Christ in everything. We also decide to have a relationship with the Mother of God and in doing so, ask her intercession for us.

Can we go straight to God? Absolutely! And we do! But as we see at the Wedding in Cana, when Mary's intercession is asked for, Jesus listens to her. When we ask for Mary's intercession we know that Jesus has a  unique and special place in His Heart for her, as any son would. 

The Lansing Diocese began a Year of Prayer last September and it concludes Sunday November 24th, 2019, which the universal Church also celebrates as the Feast of Christ the King. Our Bishop has asked all parishes to conclude this year of prayer with a consecratoin to the Blessed Mother.  

The book we will use to do this together is called 33 Days to Morning Glory and is an easy and informative way to do a consecration. Currently we are out of the books and hope to have more soon but you are welcome to access the daily devotion here until more books come in. 

You are invited to join us-We will begin the devotion in TUESDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2019 so that we can end on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (It is traditional to finish a devotion on that saint's feast day and since Mary has a number of feast day celebrations, there are many throughout the year to choose from).

You do not have to be a member of our parish community or even a Roman Catholic to join in the consecration.