Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary

Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary

Saint Louis de Montfort had a great devotion to Our Lady and promoted devotion to her. He wrote a book entitled “True Devotion to Mary”. His devotion to Mary was regarded as one of the most perfect. Many Popes over the last two centuries have recommended his devotion to Mary, such as Saint Pius X, who said: “I heartily recommend True Devotion to The Blessed Virgin, so admirably written by [Saint] De Montfort, and to all who read it grant the Apostolic Benediction.”

The Holy Saint, Saint Louis de Montfort, suggested a formula of total consecration to Jesus, through Mary which is to be done over a period of 33 days.  There are various titles for this practice: “Total Consecration,” “True Devotion,” or “Holy Slavery.”

The consecration of Saint Louis de Montfort  is usually done after the preparation on a Marian feast day. The table below has the dates for the start of the devotion and the consecration day.


Table of consecration dates:

Start of
33-day Preparation
Marian Feast of Consecration DayFeast /
Consecration
Day
9 JanuaryOur Lady of Lourdes11 February
20 FebruaryThe Annunciation25 March
26 MarchThe Feast of St Louis de Montfort28 April
28 AprilThe Visitation31 May
13 JuneOur Lady of Mount Carmel16 July
13 JulyThe Assumption of Mary15 August
6 AugustThe Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary8 September
13 AugustOur Lady of Sorrows15 September
19 OctoberPresentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary21 November
5 NovemberImmaculate Conception8 December
9 NovemberOur Lady of Guadalupe12 December
31 DecemberThe Presentation of Our Blessed Lord and the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary2 February

The Prayers for the Consecration by Saint Louis de Montfort:

The preparation is broken into 4 stages. The first 12 days are dedicated to detachment from the spirit of the world. The next 7 days, or the first week, is dedicated to knowledge of self. The second week is dedicated to knowledge of Mary. The last week is dedicated to knowledge of Our Blessed Lord. Thus, it is a total of 33 days. There are various places to find the prayers for this devotion and they will be provided below.


Links to prayers for each day:

12-Day Preparation:

1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12

First Week:

13   14   15   16   17   18   19

Second Week:

20   21   22   23   24   25   26

Third Week:

27   28   29   30   31   32   33

Consecration

34: Consecration

Other places to obtain prayers:

Smartphone Apps:

My Consecration App

Total Consecration (iPhone App)

Hard Copy of the Book:

Contact the “Friends of Our Lady Apostolate” via email to request a total consecration package.