Thursday, November 21, 2019

Day 16: God Alone - With, In and through Mary - 33 Days to Total Consecration

 "I am all yours, and all that I have is yours, O most loving Jesus, through Mary, your most holy Mother" 
(True Devotion, 233).
DAY 16 of 33: 
SECTION 2: Contemplate the Our Father as we take St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Mother Teresa as our guides.
1. Resolve to pray a complete set of mysteries of the Rosary every day - as an act of love to God and in fulfillment of Mary's requests to us. 
So, therefore, PRAY the Joyful mysteries of the Rosary today and every day - see day 8 for instructions/ guidance on how to fit this into your day.
2. Skim through the accompanying pictures and the extraordinary wisdom of St. Louis and St. Maximilian Kolbe, and read through as much (below) as possible. 

3. Continue to choose to enter more deeply into the daily prayer program (below) at least in this way: 

Ponder and pray the Our Father today and the accompanying Scripture texts as you meditate and PRAY THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES  - while praying for the grace to listen, to hear and respond to God as Mary does.
 Let us now also strive to pray also ALL THE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY as well, as we pray for the grace to surrender whatever is keeping us from responding fully  - in and through and with Mary’s love and help. 

In the light of our meditations on the Rosary and the wisdom of the saints below, let us begin, then, by praying the Our Father, with all of these mysteries in mind - while entering into the depth of this most perfect prayer that Jesus taught us:  
Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done,
on earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Today we are contemplating:
Today we seek to incorporate the entire life of Christ into our lives and families ... through the Rosary and Holy Mass, who is alive, now, in our time especially in the Eucharist and in Mary, who are our pillars of safety...
(watch to hear St. John Bosco's vision that speaks of this)
and also to hear St. Mother Teresa's letter to each of us... may her words help us enter into Jesus' Thirst for us!
O, how He thirsts for our love!
This letter is one of the most profound letters ever written. It is well worth your time to listen (starts a few minutes into the video).
Father Gaitley shares this letter in today's teaching and I'll bring it with me to our next class for all to take home.  
Today I just want to share an outline for something additional for us to consider as we ponder the amazing wisdom of the saints below. 
Incorporate Entire Life of Christ in our lives/ world
Rosary: tool to contemplate entire life of Christ –
in Whom all things were made
the God-Man, who truly existed in history
Living forever eternally
Just as Jesus came through Mary incarnationally
He comes now again in the new era - in time – in the Church’s life
Holy Mass
Mary and the Eucharist
Don Bosco pillars/ anchors in storm
so we can love our families

Daily Prayer Program for these 33 Days:

It is important to make a commitment to strive to pray more deeply, more intensely and with more of your heart during these days of preparation. Here are some guidelines and suggestions for how to live these days. Pray about how you can grow in each of these areas listed below and while living out this prayer program it is especially important to 
Trust in the Truth and Supernatural Reality of God’s Presence within each of them
1. Sacraments
    •            LIVE Grace and Renew our Baptism - renounce sin and Satan
    •            Mass and the Eucharist the Center of our lives
    •            Confession frequently
2. Scripture - Pray and Internalize it daily
    •           To Jelena: “I’m going to reveal a spiritual secret to you: if you want to be stronger than evil, make yourself a plan of personal prayer. Take a certain time in the morning, read a text from Holy Scripture, anchor the Divine word in your heart, and strive to live it during the day, particularly during the moment of trials. In this way, you will be stronger than evil.” (Our Lady of Medjugorje, April 19, 1984)
    •           Rosary – With and in Mary, contemplating Scripture and the mysteries of God
3. Fill mind with wisdom of Mary and the Saints
    •            God is sending Mary to earth for she is the Crusher of Satan. Listen to her words.
    •            St. John Paul II – example of life given over – Totus Tuus
    •            St. Maximilian Kolbe – Militia Immaculata every soul consecrated to Mary will save the world
    •            St. Louis de Montfort – Mary will form the greatest saints who ever lived – easiest shortest most sure way to sanctity
    •            St. Mother Teresa and many more

Day 16 Readings and Prayers for St. Louis de Montfort's 33 Day of Consecration to Jesus through Mary - An Online Guide

PART 2: Readings and Prayers for St. Louis-Marie de Montfort's Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary

PART 3: A taste of Fr. Gaitley's 33 Days to Morning Glory if you have time:

Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary. Help me to listen to Jesus thirst.”

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