Tuesday, November 26, 2019

DAY 18: 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 18 of 33: 
SECTION 2:  Entering into the Mystery, Power and Miracles of the Eucharist
Contemplating the JESUS in the Eucharist and His Miracles with Mary, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Mother Teresa and St. Louis de Montfort 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 de Montfort and St. Mother Teresa 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 Nicene Creed 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 to God  - in and through and with Mary’s love and help. 

4. Begin to take steps to make the Mass the center of your life.

Let us begin by praying the Nicene Creed - with all of these mysteries in mind:  
Nicene Creed
I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Today's Teaching:
Part 1: Institution of the Eucharist
Part 2: Jesus' Thirst for us!
Part 3: Entering into the Mystery of the Holy Mass
Jesus in the Eucharist is one of the greatest gifts of all time!
He is Present with us everyday - in every consecrated Host at every Mass, on every Altar, in every Tabernacle, in every Adoration Chapel... and ALIVE within us in every Holy Communion!!!
To help us believe, He also has given us numerous ASTOUNDING MIRACLES of the Eucharist over the centuries that cannot be explained away -
each one demonstrating His Wondrous Love and the great lengths He is willing to go to be with us always!
With the help of Mary, may we come to believe and fully live with and in and through Jesus Present to us in the Eucharist - may He truly become the center of our daily lives!
May this video be a gift to you! 

( For more Eucharistic Miracles see here: http://www.miracolieucaristici.org/en/Liste/list.html)

For further inspiration on the Eucharist, let us learn from Mother Teresa's wisdom, whose community grew only after she began to take the time to adore Jesus daily:
"The Spirituality of Mother Teresa of Calcutta -

In Her Own Words

 “Who is Jesus to me?  Jesus is the Word made Flesh.  Jesus is the Bread of Life.  Jesus is the Victim offered for our sins on the cross.  Jesus is the sacrifice offered at holy Mass for the sins of the world and for mine.  Jesus is the Word - to be spoken.  Jesus is the Truth - to be told.  Jesus is the Way - to be walked.  Jesus is the Light - to be lit.  Jesus is the Life - to be lived.  Jesus is the Love - to be loved,” wrote Mother Teresa of Calcutta.  Looking back on the pages of Mother Teresa’s words, we find the echo of her life. To many she was a little woman with tireless energy.  She was a woman of joy, of tender compassion and of love. Yet, where did Mother Teresa find the energy and the strength to serve the poorest of the poor?  What is it that makes us look to her today?

The answer is simple and clear: Jesus in the Eucharist.  Without the Eucharist we are nothing, but with the Eucharist - the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus - we have everything.  This was the secret of Mother Teresa, the secret which is present in all of our Catholic Churches.  For she wrote, “Where will you get the joy of loving?-in the Eucharist, Holy Communion.  Jesus has made Himself the Bread of Life to give us life.  Night and day, He is there.  If you really want to grow in love, come back to the Eucharist, come back to that adoration.” 
She continued:
“In our congregation, we used to have adoration once a week for one hour, and then in 1973, we decided to have adoration one hour every day.  We have much work to do. Our homes for the sick and dying destitute are full everywhere. And from the time we started having adoration every day, our love for Jesus became more intimate, our love for each other more understanding, our love for the poor more compassionate, and we have double the number of vocations. God has blessed us with many wonderful vocations.”

When people asked Mother how many convents she had, she answered “We have 584 tabernacles.”  Without the Presence of Jesus, the work of the Sisters would be impossible. This is why she wrote: “We shall spend two hours a day at sunrise and sunset in adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament exposed. Our hours of adoration will be special hours of reparation for sins, and intercession for the needs of the whole world, exposing the sin-sick and suffering humanity to the healing, sustaining, and transforming rays of Jesus, radiating from the Eucharist.”  It is through the Presence of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament that the life of Mother Teresa was transformed, to remind us of God.  It is through the Presence of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament that her life ...radiate[d] His hope to the world."

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

PART 2: Day 18 Readings and Prayers for St. Louis de Montfort's 33 Day of Consecration to Jesus through Mary - An Online Guide

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

A taste of Fr. Gaitley's 33 Days to Morning Glory if you have time:
Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary. Keep me in her most pure and Immaculate Heart.”

CLICK HERE for podcast of Day 18 

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