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The Beginning Of Our Salvation History: All “In” Mary 

The Beginning Of Our Salvation History: All “In” Mary 

The beginning of our Salvation History: ALL IN MARY

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We must do our actions “in”: Mary. Thoroughly, to understand  this practice, we must know first that our Blessed Lady is the true terrestrial paradise of the NEW ADAM and that the ancient paradise was but a figure of her. There, then, in this earthly paradise, riches, beauties, rarities and inexplicable sweetness, which JESUS CHRIST, the NEW ADAM, has left there; it was in this paradise that HE took HIS complacence for nine months, worked HIS wonders and displayed HIS riches with the magnificence of a GOD. This most Holy Place is composed only of a Virginal and Immaculate earth, of which the NEW ADAM was formed and on which HE was nourished, without any spot or stain, by the operation of the HOLY GHOST, WHO dwelt there.

It is in this earthly paradise that there is the true tree of life, which has borne JESUS CHRIST, the FRUIT of LIFE and the tree of knowledge of good and Evil, which has given light unto the world. There are in this DIVINE place trees planted by the hand of GOD and watered by HIS DIVINE unction, which have borne and daily bear fruits of a DIVINE taste. There are flowerbeds adorned with beautiful and varied blossom of VIRTUES, diffusing odors which delight the very angels. There are meadows green with hope, impregnable tower of strength and the most charming houses of confidence.

It is only the HOLY GHOST WHO can make us know the hidden truth of these figures of material things. There is in this place an air of perfect purity; a fair sun, without shadow, of the DIVINITY, a fair day, without night, of the Scared Humanity; a continual burning furnace of love, where all  the iron that is cast into it is changed, by excessive heat, to gold.

There is a river of humility which springs from the earth and which, dividing itself into four branches, waters all that enchanted place; and these are the four cardinal virtues.

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“True Devotion To Mary” By Saint Louis Marie De Montfort.

💐💧The Holy sanctuary of the DIVINITY, the repose of the MOST HOLY TRINITY, the throne of GOD, the city of GOD, the altar of GOD, the temple of GOD, the world of GOD — all these different epithets and encomiums are most substantially true with reference to the different marvels and graces which the MOST HIGH has wrought in Mary💧💐.

Introduction To Total Consecration

Introduction To Total Consecration

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Total consecration is the giving of oneself whole and entire, body and soul, to Jesus the Incarnate Wisdom through the Blessed Virgin Mary. In this we give to Jesus through Mary all our works, spiritual and temporal, past, present and in the future. We give to Jesus through Mary the merits of our good works, our sufferings and joys without reserving any for our own ourselves.

St. louis de Montfort tell us that “those who desire to take up this special devotion (Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary),”should spend at least twelve days in emptying themselves of the spirit of the world, which is opposed to the spirit of Jesus. They should spend three weeks imbuing themselves with the spirit of Jesus through the most Blessed Virgin.” (T.D. No. 227)

It is obvious that this Total Consecration, or perfect renewal of our baptismal vows with and through Mary, is not to be taken lightly. Pope John Paul II said that “Reading this book (St. Louis de Montfort’s True Devotion to Mary) was to be a turning point in my life…This Marian devotion…has remained a part of me. It is an integral part of my interior life and of my spiritual theology.” In his Marian Year encyclical, Mother of the Redeemer, speaking of Marian Spirituality, the Holy Father singles out: “among the many witnesses of this spirituality, the figure of Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, who proposes consecration to Christ through the hands of Mary, as an effective means for Christians to live faithfully their baptismal commitments.” (NO. 48)

HOW TO MAKE YOUR CONSECRATION

HOW TO MAKE YOUR CONSECRATION

True Devotion: Nos. 231-233
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At the end of three weeks, we should go to Confession and Holy Communion with the intention of giving ourselves to Jesus Christ in the quality of slaves of love, by the hands of Mary.
After Communion, we should recite the Act of Consecration http://francismary.org//act-of-consecration/ ; we ought to write it, or have it written, and sign it the same day the consecration is made.

It would be well that on this day, we should pay some tribute to Jesus Christ and our Blessed Lady, either as a penance for our past unfaithfulness to the vows of Baptism, or as a testimony of dependence on the dominion of Jesus and Mary.

This tribute should be one in accordance with your fervor, such as a fast, a mortification or an alms, or a candle. If but a pin is given in homage, and given with a good heart, it will be enough for Jesus, Who loves only the good will.

Once a year at least, and on the same day, we should renew this consecration, observing the same practices during the three weeks.

Total Consecration Day 1

Total Consecration Day 1

33-Day Preparation
Initial 12-Day Preparation
Day 1
Purpose: Emptying Yourself of the Spirit of the World
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Examine your conscience, pray, practice renouncement of your own will; mortification, purity of heart. This purity is the indispensable condition for contemplating God in heaven, to see Him on earth and to know Him by the light of faith. The first part of the preparation should be employed in casting off the spirit of the world which is contrary to that of Jesus Christ. The spirit of the world consists essentially in the denial of the supreme dominion of God; a denial which is manifested in practice by sin and disobedience; thus it is principally opposed to the spirit of Christ, which is also that of Mary.

It manifests itself by the concupiscence of the flesh, by the concupiscence of the eyes and by the pride of life. By disobedience to God’s laws and the abuse of created things. Its works are: sin in all forms, then all else by which the devil leads to sin; works which bring error and darkness to the mind, and seduction and corruption to the will. Its pomps are the splendor and the charms employed by the devil to render sin alluring in persons, places and things.

Today’s Reading
Matthew 5:1—19

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