My spouse Blessy was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago. A biopsy revealed that she had cancer and we were shattered with this news. It completely shattered my wife. The doctors advised us to undergo surgery, chemotherapy and radiation immediately. We decided to go for a retreat before the surgery. The priest asked us to surrender this illness to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and asked us to pray for a healing and assured us that the Lord will intervene and heal her. We started to pray surrendering our intention to Mother Mary. The surgery, chemo and the radiation all went well and Blessy was healed completely. This deepened our faith in the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and we had a great desire to learn more about the devotion.
We were surprised to learn the facts. Mother Mary tells us about the consecration like this: “I am glad you realize that the Consecration to the Immaculate Heart is not a lip service but an experience. The devotion starts from within the heart and takes root in your mind. The proof is your child like faith in Mary our Mother. This devotion will unite you to my Immaculate Heart, mind and soul. You will intercede through me for anything and everything and I will pray to the lord and those blessings for you through my Immaculate Heart.
The devotion will show you the light in your doubts, strength in weakness, comfort in restlessness, strength to face temptations, and lift you when you fall and fill you with energy and enthusiasm. It will give you the courage and grace to accept trials, tribulations and sickness.
Mother Mary promises all those who consecrate their lives to her devotion thus, “I will never leave you; my Immaculate Heart will be your refuge, and the way that will lead you to God.” You should recite the rosary every day and dedicate the first Saturday of the month without fail. Offer your sufferings, your joys and your intentions to me. I will bring all this to the Lord and present it to him.
Mother Mary assures us that if we stand together with Christ the Satan can’t touch our lives. “It is not very easy to save ourselves from the traps of Satan and you do not know how to do it as well. Only when you pray through my Immaculate Heart, you can do this. Only those who consecrate their lives to me will be faithful during the end of times.
Mother Mary asks us to pray for the world peace and consecrate the whole world to her Immaculate Heart. The truth is that we become one with Christ through the consecration to Mother Mary. The true purpose of the consecration to the Immaculate Heart is to make us one with the Spirit and establish salvation through this. The Holy Spirit through the consecration prepares our heart to receive Jesus and allows God to work through us.
Mother Mary is the true receptacle of all blessings and the virtue which is very important for our spiritual growth. And all those who are consecrated to the Immaculate Heart will not perish. Mother Mary is our sanctuary and protection during our sickness, trials and temptations and the sure door way to heaven.
The steps to consecrate our lives to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
- Recite the Apostles Creed
- Prayer for consecration: Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, I renew my consecration to you and to your Immaculate Heart. Please accept me, my dear Mother, and use me as you wish to accomplish your designs upon the world. I am all yours, my Mother, my Queen, and all that I have is yours.
- Recite the Angelus
- O Mary, fill me with the virtues of faith, hope, charity, forgiveness, obedience and humility. Keep my soul which is dedicated to as your own. Receive my heart as an offering to God the Father. Make me a humble instrument, to make the world to know about your Immaculate Heart. Amen