Welcome to the Mary Book Website 

 

    Preface (February 11, 1991)

    Acknowledgement

    Introduction Mary Book

   

   Chapter One: Grace and Devotion to Mary

                          Prayer to the Dead

                          Purgatory

                          Indulgences

                          Grace and Tolerance

                          Different Religions

                          Openness to Devotion to Mary

    Chapter Two: Mary, Holy Objects and God

                          Holy Objects and Holy Places

                          Mary and the Saints

                          Arguments Against Devotion to Mary

    Chapter Three: Primary Teachings - Mary the Virgin

                          Virginity

                          Brothers and Sisters of Jesus

                          Sacred Tradition

                          Motherhood of Mary  

                          Free Will and Love of God 

    Chapter Four: Mary and Jesus   

    Chapter Five: Deeper Teachings -

                          Mary the Spouse of the Holy Spirit

                          St. Joseph the Husband of Mary

                          Apparitions

                          The Assumption or Resurrection

                                  of Mary                                    

                          The Immaculate Conception of Mary     

    Chapter Six: Teachings Not Yet Declared Dogmas -

                          Co-Redemptrix

                          Devotions to the Sacred Hearts of

                                 Jesus and Mary

                          The Tribulation and God's Mercy

                          Mediatrix of All Graces                     

                          Mary Our Advocate -

                                A Mediator with our Mediator    

    Chapter Seven: Final Thoughts and Reflections

                          Marian Devotions

                          Mary and the Charismatic Renewal

                          Salvation, Grace and the Baptism

                                 of the Holy Spirit

                          Spiritual Warfare and Mary

                          The Eucharist, Body and Blood

                                 of Jesus Made Present

                          Development of the Teaching on Mary

                                 and Church Unity

                          Hierarchy of Truths in Christian Faith

                          Fullness of Truth and Mary

                          Mary Essential for the New Pentecost

                          Consecration to Mary Individual and

                                 Group Consecrations

                          Litany of Mary's Faith Journey

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Copyright, J. Roy MacIntyre 2009

 

 

Consecration to Mary

The most powerful way to give Mary her proper place in our private and public lives is to be consecrated to her. There are many levels by which we can be consecrated to Mary from a simple asking to come under her protection to the fullest form of consecration, "To Jesus Through Mary", as laid out by St. Louis De Montfort in, "True Devotion to Mary" and in "The Secret of Mary".

The significance of a pubic consecration to Mary can be seen in the Philippines where all the bishops and the Cardinal of Manila consecrated the country to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. They were graced with a bloodless restoration to democracy in what was thought quite miraculous at the time. The dramatic changes in the Soviet Union and the decline of communism throughout the world have also followed the world-wide consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by the Pope and all the bishops of the Church on March 25, 1984.

The benefits of individual consecration to Mary are not as easily demonstrated because the result is a deepening of the spiritual life. However, in Luke 2:51-51 we read that Jesus remained under the protection of Mary and was obedient to her, and thus increased in wisdom and grace. This reflects what happens in the individual consecration, that is, that Mary in union with the Holy Spirit continually forms us into her Son, Jesus. Pope John Paul II is the most prominent example of one who has embraced the entire consecration to Mary, thus his motto, Totus Tuus, "All yours (Mary's)".

Since the De Montfort consecration to Jesus through Mary is too meaty a topic for this treatise and because a proper preparation is necessary before taking it, I offer here instead a simpler consecration. This is one similar to the one used in the consecration of Our Lady of Good Council Prayer Group In 1986.

 

Individual Consecration

I (your name) do today consecrate myself to Mary the mother of my Lord Jesus Christ that through her, by the power of the Holy Spirit, I may become more like her Son and thus become fully mature spiritually. I open myself fully to the Holy Spirit that He may begin to deepen my faith and increase my understanding of God and Mary's role in His plan. I pray that I may soon freely and fully accept Mary in my life as God wants of me so that I may sooner become formed into the image of His divine Son, my Lord, Jesus Christ. Finally, I ask of you Mary to protect me and those entrusted to me from the Devil and his snares and especially that I may remain faithful to the teachings of Your Son's Church. Amen.

 

A Group Consecration

We the members of (your group's name) do today consecrate ourselves to Mary the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ that through her, by the power of the Holy Spirit, we may become more like her Son and thus become fully mature spiritually. We open ourselves fully to the Holy Spirit that He may begin to deepen our faith and increase our understanding of God and Mary's role in His plan. We pray that we may soon freely and fully accept Mary in our lives as God wants of us so that we may sooner become formed into the image of His divine Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ. Finally, we ask of you Mary to protect us and those entrusted to us from the Devil and his snares and especially that we may remain faithful to the teachings of Your Son's Church. Amen.