Starting: May 23
Consectration June 25
«Consecration to the Mother of God,» says Pope Pius XII, «is a total gift of self, for the whole of life and for all eternity; and a gift which is not a mere formality or sentimentality, but effectual, comprising the full intensity of the Christian life – Marian life.» This consecration, the Pope explained, «tends essentially to union with Jesus, under the guidance of Mary.»
By our consecration we promise to become dependent on Mary in all things: to offer all our prayers and oblations to God through Mary, and to seek every gift from God through Mary. And we do this with the greatest confidence. Since she is our mother, she knows our needs better than we; and since she is Queen of Heaven, she has immediate access to the infinite treasury of graces in the Kingdom of her Divine Son.
what is the total consecration?