Marian Activities for May

All are invited to complete the Marian Consecration for the month of May.

Join Father James and other parishioners in the Preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary:

  • Begins April 28 and runs through May 31
  • Only commitment is the daily reading and prayers, which are short and can be done privately
  • Participants from all ages are welcome, as well as those who have done the consecration before
  • Email Fr. James for more information and to pick up a free consecration booklet

Devotion to Mary is the “shortest, surest, easiest way to union with the Lord. Reading St. Louis de Montfort's True Devotion to Mary was to be the turning point in my life.” St. John Paul II

More Marian Activities

Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Amen.

Salve Regina

Hail, Holy Queen, mother of mercy; our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us. And after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Amen.

Consecration to Jesus through Mary

The basic premise of the consecration is that Jesus came into the world through Mary and that we can be closest to Jesus through her.

One suggestion is to begin your consecration with the Immaculata Consecration prayer and renew it each day or as needed with the brief version; both are below.

Immaculata Consecration

O Immaculata, Queen of Heaven and Earth, refuge of sinner and most Loving Mother, God has willed to entrust the entire order of mercy on to you. I, [your name], a repentant sinner, cast myself at your feet, humbly imploring you to take me with all that I am and have, wholly to yourself as your posseession and property. Please make of me, of all my powers of soul and body, of my whole life, death and eternity, whatever most pleases you. If it pleases you, use all that I am and have without reserve, wholly to accomplish what was said of you: "She will crush your head," and "You alone have destroyed all the heresies in the world."

Let me be a fit instrument in your immaculate and merciful hands for introducing and increasing your glory to the maximum in all the many strayed and indifferent souls, and thus help extend as far as possible the Blessed Kingdom of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. For wherever you enter, you obtain the grace of conversion and growth in holiness, since it is through your hands that all graces come to us from the most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

V. Allow me to praise you, O Sacred Virgin.
R. Give me strength against your enemies.

Daily Renewal

Immaculata, Queen and Mother of the Church, I renew my consecration to you for this day and for always, so that you might use me for the coming of the Kingdom of Jesus in the whole world. To this end I offer you all my prayers, actions and sacrifices of this day.

Mary as the Virgin of Mercy
The Virgin of Mercy

Sheltering people under her outspread cloak is one of the most popular depictions of Mary in Christian Art.

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