Item Number: 520-26
Preparation for Total Consecration
St. Louis Marie de Montfort tells us that "those who desire to take up this special devotion" (Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary), "should spend at least twelve days 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."
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 was to be a turning point in my life...This Marian Devotion...has since remained a part of me."
by: St. Louis Marie de Montfort