The 100 year anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima is on May 13 and St. Joseph - Honey Creek is offering a profound way to celebrate this special anniversary Feast.
We will be offering a Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary
What is Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary?
Total Consecration to Jesus is an absolutely beautiful exercise to increase your spirituality and ability to truly serve our Lord Jesus Christ. The basic premise set forth by St. Louis Marie de Montfort is simply that Jesus came into the world through Mary and that for us to always be assured of being close to Jesus, even closer than ever before, we should go through Mary. Initially, this idea may seem strange to some. Why consecration? And why consecration through Mary? What does that even mean?
Consecration means to set aside for a sacred purpose. Mary's life was set aside for the sole purpose of serving our Lord. By following her example, we, too, can completely give ourselves to Christ in a fundamental way that consecrates us to Him. We give our lives to Him in service and love.
Consecration to Jesus through Mary according to the method of St. Louis de Montfort is a method used by Pope John Paul II and it is this consecration that lead to the founding of Rosary Army in 2003.
Why do this?
We consecrate ourselves in order to be more devoted to the Lord and His Blessed Mother. It helps us grow in holiness and increase our faith, hope, and love. It is a prayerful and focused method of drawing closer to Jesus than ever before.
How does it work?
The method of consecration set forth by St. Louis de Montfort in his book "True Devotion to Mary", consists of a 33-day period of prayerful preparation followed by the actual act of consecration itself. St. Joseph is making available two methods for the consecration. The first is presented by The Mission of Divine Mercy in New Braunfels. They have made their 33 Day Consecration audio meditations available through their website. The second method is through the purchase of Fr. Michael Gaitley's Book, "33 Days to Morning Glory" which provides a daily spiritual guide of meditations for the entire 33-day preparation for your consecration. St. Joseph has books available for purchase for $13.00. The 33-day period will begin Monday, April 10 and end on Saturday, May 13, on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.
Once you have completed the 33-day spiritual preparation, Father will consecrate all registered candidates that have completed the preparation on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, Saturday, May 13 at the 5:00 p.m. mass here at St. Joseph - Honey Creek.
All those who wish to complete this consecration must register by Saturday, April 9. If you would like to register, please contact Ray Tovar
at 210-269-3177 or firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, April 8.