The History of Consecration
Consecration to Jesus, through Mary, is a devotion of the Catholic faith. Forms of personal consecration date back to the 5th century.
St. Louis de Montfort, a saint with immense devotion for Our Mother, established a form that had a 33 day preparation period of prayer and reflection, before making the formal "Act of Consecration". Also called "True Devotion to Mary" or "Holy Slavery", this consecration does not diminish or substitute the love of God, but enhances it, for all consecration is ultimately made to God.
Many popes, saints, and religious communities promote this act aside from St. Louis de Montfort: Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Pope Leo XIII, and orders such as Carmelites, Cistercians, and Benedictines. Our Blessed Mother brings us to Her Son, magnifying Him ever more through this set of meditations.
The consecration itself is 33 days of prayer, reflection, and examination of self. It usually is begun 33 days before a Marian feast date, so the Act of Consecration is made on a celebratory Marian day.
Heart of Mary Women's Fellowship is hosting sign ups for Consecration!
You will receive a book filled with Marian Consecration prayers and devotions,supportive emails from our Consecration team, our exclusively designed Miraculous Medal bracelet as well as 33 days of audio meditations for daily reflection .
We will complete our Consecration prayers through the book 33 Days to Morning Glory, by Fr. Michael Gaitley. This book is divided into 4 sections. Each section you will have the opportunity to meditate on the love and devotion of Mary through the eyes of four great souls: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, and Pope Saint John Paul II, and pray a quick set of traditional prayers. After the 33 day preparation period, the book will lead you through a set of Consecration prayers on your Consecration Day. How beautiful will it be to know that you'll be praying along with other HOM Sisters who are doing this at the same time as you. And to know that they are praying for you on top of it!
As an unspoken part of Marian Consecration, many wear bracelets as a symbol of their prayerful consecration. It may sound strange to some, however, when we look at our wrists and see a bracelet there that 'never comes off', it's a reminder that we are 'enslaved' to the love of Jesus, through our Mother.
We are very excited to announce our collaboration with My Saint My Hero. We are offering Consecration bracelets to you! My Saint My Hero has designed a Miraculous Medal bracelet made exclusively for Heart of Mary Women's Fellowship. It is not available anywhere else. Every woman in the HOM Consecration Sisterhood will have this bracelet.
How to Join
We have class dates for Consecration. Please select a date that you would like to begin your consecration. The purchase of your book and bracelet will arrive in time for your consecration. Remember, space is limited.
33 Day Preparation Period: Once you receive your materials, we ask that you join us on your class' start date. Use hashtag #HOMConsecrate on Instagram so we can see you and the beautiful community you've become a part of during your preparation period. Tag selfies, where you prayed that day, images of your book & coffee - we want to see it all!
Consecration Day : Traditionally, the bracelet is not put on until the end of your consecration - once you complete your consecration prayers after the 33 days of preparation. We ask that you wait until your consecration day before wearing your beautiful bracelet. Our ministry team will be praying for you during this process, but specifically for this approaching day! We suggest attending Mass this day, though not required, to make your set of Consecration prayers. And then put on that bracelet!!! You've now become part of a beautiful community of the faithful that is around the world! A send us a picture of your radiant self!!!! We want to celebrate with you!!!
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A Daily Companion on your Journey to Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary
Each meditation begins with our song "Heavens Queen", the song is inspired by Saint Louis De Montfort, lyrics are written by Michelle Workman and music by Austin Ott. Our spiritual director Linda White follows the song with a beautiful meditation.
If you would like a copy of "Heavens Queen" print it and share it with your choir director, musical friends or just for you to learn an teach your children:)
God bless you all as we promote Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary in the great footsteps of Saint Louis De Montfort!