33 Day Consecration to Jesus Through Mary Inspired by St Louis Marie de Montfort
In easy to understand language, this text describes how anyone, of any age or background, may consecrate their heart to Jesus, through Mary, using the celebrated guidance of St Louis de Montfort. Progressing through four successive themes over 33 days, and by way of daily scripture, help from St Louis's writings, sayings from the saints, reflections, resolutions and prayer, we are led to personal conversion and consecration of our heart and will to those of Jesus through his mother Mary.
John Pridmore was born and raised in the east end of London. He became involved at an early age in a life of organised crime. When he was 27 he had a powerful conversion experience to the Catholic faith and for the last 20 years he has been a full time evangelist travelling all over the world running parish missions and giving talks.
Niall Slattery is part of St Patrick's Community (based in Ireland) which runs parish missions all over the world. Together with John Pridmore he has set up numerous retreats and missions.
St Louis de Montfort in his thirty-three-day consecration (Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary) helps us to consecrate our hearts and all that we have to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and through her heart to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
This devotion has helped me to understand the depth of the love of Mary and Jesus in a way that I didn't think was possible. There is a supernatural grace in this consecration that I feel is beyond human words or understanding. The late Holy Father St John Paul II stated that through reading this consecration his life was transformed. He said, "this Marian devotion has since remained an integral part of my interior life and of my spiritual theology".
I believe that this devotion is truly life-changing and brings us to a deep foundation built
on the rock of Christ. It protects us in this world of spiritual warfare and helps us to understand the gifts given
us by God the creator.
Each day consists of an opening prayer, a scripture reading, a reading from the writings of St Louis de Montfort, a reflection and various prayers. It is recommended that you finish this devotion on a Marian feast day, so before you start, check the calendar of possible consecration dates for the best day to begin.
St Louis de Montfort speaks of a remnant Marian army that will bring immeasurable graces to heaven, and I believe, as St Louis de Montfort did, that this consecration is the commissioning to that army. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Review by Dr Pravin Thevathasan
This splendid work is just what is needed at this moment. Our Lady came to Fatima to spread devotion
to her Immaculate Heart. So many of us simply ignore the message of Fatima. St Louis Marie de Montfort is one of
the most important saints for our times. Yet how little we know of his teaching.
Prayer at beginning of CTS booklet 33 Day Consecration To Jesus Through Mary. Compiled by John Pridmore and Niall Slattery. CTS Books. Reproduced with publisher's kind permission.
Healing and Protection Prayer
Heavenly Father, I praise and thank You for all You have given me. Please cover me with the protective,
precious blood of Your Son Jesus Christ. Increase Your Holy Spirit in me with His gifts of wisdom, knowledge, understanding,
hunger for prayer, guidance and discernment to help me know Your will and surrender to it more completely.