This beautiful devotion, the Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary was reintroduced (I’ve heard about it but never went through with it before) to me by God through the accompaniment of great people. The pathway to holiness was already pieced together for me. I just wasn’t fully aware.
Last Wednesday, which was my consecration day and the feast of the Annunciation, I affirmed that consecration to Jesus in Mary’s Chapel at Westminster Cathedral in London. I remember walking to the Cathedral with an overcast sky, too. Prior to the consecration, I went to Confession first, received the Eucharist, and got my ring, medal, and Marian prayer book blessed by the priest. Everything was perfect. I was a bit sad awhile back when I found out that I wouldn’t be able to be with the rest on our consecration day, but I now know that this was my time to be completely alone with God. When I expected lonliness, He gave me company. When I expected company, He gave me lonliness; not that that’s a bad thing. Not at all. It was just what I needed. And of course, as soon as I’d walk out of the Cathedral, the sun WOULD be shining. =)
spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically, and socially. I asked for it, and He granted it. I learned about the
different virtues which Mary possessed. Throughout this journey, I
prayed to God, asking to be granted those virtues she possessed, too: for
her profound humility, lively faith, blind obedience, continual mental
prayer, mortification in all things, surpassing purity, ardent charity,
heroic patience, angelic sweetness, and divine wisdom. She is the perfect role model of how a woman
of God should be. We should all be like Mary.
This is the journey that I opted to take on. I continue to pray that the 33-day journey I’ve been a part of will continue for the rest of my life.
No mother, no son.”
day and every moment of my life I may say: Amen, so be it’s all that thou
didst do while on earth; Amen, so be it’s all that thou art now doing in
Heaven; Amen, so be it – to all that thou art doing in my soul, so that thou
alone mayest fully glorify Jesus in me for time and eternity. Amen.