Total Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary
To live our baptismal vocation as children of God more perfectly, we consecrate ourselves completely to Mary Immaculate. We take her as our model and our "way" to Jesus. Since the Incarnate Word chose to come into the world through Mary, we know of no better way to approach Him than to follow His example of loving dependence upon her.
"If Mary, who is the tree of life, is well cultivated in a soul by fidelity to the practices of this devotion, she will bear her fruit in her own time, and her fruit is none other than Jesus Christ" (St. Louis Marie de Montfort). Mary always leads us to her Divine Son
Cultivation of Mary's virtues
In all we say and do we endeavor to be Mary's image in the world - her loving heart, her face, her hands and voice - to all our brothers and sisters in Christ.
We daily renew our consecration to Mary in this prayer composed by St. John Paul II:
"Mary, my Mother,
Live in me, act in me,
Speak in and through me,
Think your thoughts in my mind,
Love through my heart,
Give me your dispositions and feelings.
Teach, lead, and guide me to Jesus.
Correct, enlighten, and expand my thoughts and behavior.
Possess my soul.
Take over my entire personality and life,
Replace it with yourself,
Incline me to constant adoration and thanksgiving.
Pray in me and through me,
Let me live in you, and keep me in this union always."