Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Mary TV: Day 25 Consecration
(c)Mary TV 2013
August 6, 2013
Feast of the Transfiguration
Consecration Day 25
Dear Family of Mary!
There are wonderful effects -
what I would call blessings - that we receive when we consecrate
ourselves to Our Lady! They are kind of like side-effects. They come to
us almost without our asking for them. Our focus is giving everything to
Mary, and her focus is to provide everything for us, everything we need
for holiness. As her children, we don't always know what we need for
holiness. We have our own ideas. But she knows, and will provide the
most important gifts for us, so that we will become like her Son Jesus.
Here is St. Louis' list of effects:
True Devotion To the Blessed Virgin Mary: Nos. 213-225 Wonderful Effects of this Devotion
dear friend, be sure that if you remain faithful to the interior and
exterior practices of this devotion which I will point out, the
following effects will be produced in your soul:
1. Knowledge of our unworthiness:
light which the Holy Spirit will give you through Mary, his faithful
spouse, you will perceive the evil inclinations of your fallen nature
and how incapable you are of any good. Finally, the humble Virgin Mary
will share her humility with you so that, although you regard yourself
with distaste and desire to be disregarded by others, you will not look
down slightingly upon anyone.
2. A share in Mary's faith
will share her faith with you. Her faith on earth was stronger than that
of all the patriarchs, prophets, apostles and saints.
3. The gift of pure love
215. The Mother of fair love will rid your heart of all scruples and inordinate servile fear.
4. Great confidence in God and in Mary
Blessed Lady will fill you with unbounded confidence in God and in
herself: 1) Because you will no longer approach Jesus by yourself but
always through Mary, your loving Mother.
5. Communication of the spirit of Mary
soul of Mary will be communicated to you to glorify the Lord. Her spirit
will take the place of yours to rejoice in God, her Savior, but only if
you are faithful to the practices of this devotion.
6. Transformation into the likeness of Jesus
Mary, the Tree of Life, is well cultivated in our soul by fidelity to
this devotion, she will in due time bring forth her fruit which is none
other than Jesus.
7. The greater glory of Christ
222. If you
live this devotion sincerely, you will give more glory to Jesus in a
month than in many years of a more demanding devotion.
These effects of True
Devotion are truly wonderful. To have Mary's faith! As Elizabeth said,
"Blessed is she who believed..." And to experience Our Lady's pure love!
It will heal us from head to foot! To receive the spirit of Mary is to
receive strength, for her spirit is strong and completely dedicated to
God. With her spirit we will be able to conquer all temptations and
difficulties. But the effect that attracts me is number 4, Great
confidence in God and Mary! I have never had much confidence myself, and
this lack of confidence has hobbled me all my life. But to have
confidence, not in myself, but in Mary and the Lord...that would be
heaven. To truly rely on Our Lady, knowing she is trustworthy is to be
awash in peace. I want this confidence. And Our Lady wants it for me,
for us. She has told us:
4, 1985 "Dear children! I thank you for every sacrifice you have
offered. And now I urge you to offer every sacrifice with love. I wish
you, the helpless ones, to begin helping with confidence and the Lord
will keep on giving to you in confidence. Thank you for having responded
to my call."
2, 2007 "Dear children, today I come to you with a motherly desire that
you give me your hearts. My children, do so with complete confidence
and without fear. I will put in your hearts my Son and His mercy. Then
you, my children, with different eyes, see the world around you. You
will see your neighbor. You will feel his pain and suffering. You will
not turn your head from those who suffer, because my son is turning
their heads. Children, do not hesitate."
Our Lady urges us to make
the choice for confidence in her. Once we make that decision, she will
show us how well placed our confidence is. She will give us her
strength, her faith, her pure love, her spirit in such abundance that we
will be amazed at the change in us. She will form Jesus in us. She will
help us to be like her Son.
Litany of the Holy Spirit
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.
Father all-powerful, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Eternal Son of the Father, Redeemer of the world, save us.
Spirit of the Father and the Son, boundless life of both, sanctify us.
Holy Trinity, hear us.
Holy Spirit, Who proceeds from the Father and the Son, enter our hearts.
Holy Spirit, Who art equal to the Father and the Son, enter our hearts.
Promise of God the Father, have mercy on us.
Ray of heavenly light, have mercy on us.
Author of all good, [etc.]
Source of heavenly water Consuming fire
Spirit of love and truth
Spirit of wisdom and understanding
Spirit of counsel and fortitude
Spirit of knowledge and piety
Spirit of the fear of the Lord
Spirit of grace and prayer
Spirit of peace and meekness
Spirit of modesty and innocence
Holy Spirit, the Comforter
Holy Spirit, the Sanctifier
Holy Spirit, Who governest the Church
Gift of God, the Most High
Spirit Who fillest the universe
Spirit of the adoption of the children of God
Holy Spirit, inspire us with horror of sin.
Holy Spirit, come and renew the face of the earth.
Holy Spirit, shed Thy light in our souls.
Holy Spirit, engrave Thy law in our hearts.
Holy Spirit, inflame us with the flame of Thy love.
Holy Spirit, open to us the treasures of Thy graces.
Holy Spirit, teach us to pray well.
Holy Spirit, enlighten us with Thy heavenly inspirations.
Holy Spirit, lead us in the way of salvation.
Holy Spirit, grant us the only necessary knowledge.
Holy Spirit, inspire in us the practice of good.
Holy Spirit, grant us the merits of all virtues.
Holy Spirit, make us persevere in justice.
Holy Spirit, be Thou our everlasting reward.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Send us Thy Holy Spirit.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
pour down into our souls the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
grant us the Spirit of wisdom and piety.
V. Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of Thy faithful,
R. And enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.
us pray. Grant, O merciful Father, that Thy Divine Spirit may
enlighten, inflame and purify us, that He may penetrate us with
His heavenly dew and make us fruitful in good works, through Our
Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who with Thee, in the unity of the
same Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, forever and ever.
Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Litany of Loreto)
Lord, have mercy on us,
Christ have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins, pray for us.
Mother of Christ, pray for us.
Mother of divine grace, pray for us.
Mother most pure, pray for us.
Mother most chaste, pray for us.
Mother inviolate, pray for us.
Mother undefiled, pray for us.
Mother most amiable, pray for us.
Mother most admirable, pray for us.
Mother of good counsel, pray for us.
Mother of our Creator, pray for us.
Mother of our Savior, pray for us.
Mother of the Church, pray for us.
Virgin most prudent, pray for us.
Virgin most venerable, pray for us.
Virgin most renowned, pray for us.
Virgin most powerful, pray for us.
Virgin most merciful, pray for us.
Virgin most faithful, pray for us.
Preparation for Consecration, pray for us.
Mirror of justice, pray for us.
Seat of wisdom, pray for us.
Cause of our joy, pray for us.
Vessel of honor, pray for us.
Singular vessel of devotion, pray for us.
Mystical rose, pray for us.
Tower of David, pray for us.
Tower of ivory, pray for us.
House of gold, pray for us.
Ark of the covenant, pray for us.
Gate of Heaven, pray for us.
Morning star, pray for us.
Health of the sick, pray for us.
Refuge of sinners, pray for us.
Comforter of the afflicted, pray for us.
Help of Christians, pray for us.
Queen of angels, pray for us.
Queen of patriarchs, pray for us.
Queen of prophets, pray for us.
Queen of Apostles, pray for us.
Queen of martyrs, pray for us.
Queen of confessors, pray for us.
Queen of virgins, pray for us.
Queen of all saints, pray for us.
Queen conceived without Original Sin, pray for us.
Queen assumed into Heaven, pray for us.
Queen of the most holy Rosary, pray for us.
Queen of peace, pray for us.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Us Pray. Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, unto us Thy servants,
that we may rejoice in continual health of mind and body, and by the
glorious intercession of Blessed Mary, ever virgin, may be delivered
from present sadness, and enter into the joy of Thine eternal gladness.
Through Christ Our Lord.
Ave Maris Stella
Hail, O Star of the ocean,
God's own Mother blest,
ever sinless Virgin,
gate of heav'nly rest.
Taking that sweet Ave,
which from Gabriel came,
peace confirm within us,
changing Eve's name.
Break the sinners' fetters,
make our blindness day,
Chase all evils from us,
for all blessings pray.
Show thyself a Mother,
may the Word divine
born for us thine Infant
hear our prayers through thine.
Virgin all excelling,
mildest of the mild,
free from guilt preserve us
meek and undefiled.
Keep our life all spotless,
make our way secure
till we find in Jesus,
joy for evermore.
Praise to God the Father,
honor to the Son,
in the Holy Spirit,
be the glory one. Amen.
St. Louis De Montfort's Prayer to Mary
Mary, beloved Daughter of the Eternal Father! Hail Mary, admirable
Mother of the Son! Hail Mary, faithful spouse of the Holy Spirit! Hail
Mary, my dear Mother, my loving Mistress, my powerful sovereign! Hail my
joy, my glory, my heart and my soul! You are all mine by mercy, and I
am all yours by justice. But I am not yet sufficiently yours. I now
give myself wholly to you without keeping anything back for myself or
others. If you still see in me anything which does not belong to you, I
beseech you to take it and to make yourself the absolute Mistress of
all that is mine. Destroy in me all that may be displeasing to God,
root it up and bring it to nought; place and cultivate in me everything
that is pleasing to you.
the light of you faith dispel the darkness of my mind; may your
profound humility take the place of my pride; may your sublime
contemplation check the distractions of my wandering imagination; may
your continuous sight of God fill my memory with His presence; may the
burning love of your heart inflame the lukewarmness of mine; may your
virtues take the place of my sins; may your merits be my only adornment
in the sight of God and make up for all that is wanting in me. Finally,
dearly beloved Mother, grant, if it be possible, that I may have no
other spirit but yours to know Jesus and His divine will; that I may
have no other soul but yours to praise and glorify the Lord; that I may
have no other heart but yours to love God with a love as pure and
ardent as yours. I do not ask you for visions, revelations, sensible
devotion or spiritual pleasures. It is your privilege to see God
clearly; it is your privilege to enjoy heavenly bliss; it is your
privilege to triumph gloriously in Heaven at the right hand of your Son
and to hold absolute sway over angels, men and demons; it is your
privilege to dispose of all the gifts of God, just as you will.
is, O heavenly Mary, the "best part," which the Lord has given you and
which shall never be taken away from you-and this thought fills my
heart with joy. As for my part here below, I wish for no other than
that which was yours: to believe sincerely without spiritual pleasures;
to suffer joyfully without human consolation; to die continually to
myself without respite; and to work zealously and unselfishly for you
until death as the humblest of your servants. The only grace I beg you
to obtain for me is that every day and every moment of my life I may
say: Amen, so be it to all that you did do while on earth; Amen, so be
it to all that you are now doing in Heaven; Amen, so be it-to all that
you are doing in my soul, so that you alone may fully glorify Jesus in
me for time and eternity. Amen.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
PPS. We will be praying these prayers together during the Daily Rosary on our web page : www.marytv.tv You can join us live at 10:00 am EDT,
every day. Or join us in the archives later in the day. We will do the
consecration prayers in the very beginning of the Daily Rosary, in case
you can't stay for the whole hour.
Thanks again for joining us in this exciting prayer!