Our Consecration Day, Dec. 8, 2011

Tonight, a group of 13 women from the Church of St. Paul celebrated their Consecration Day! They consecrated themselves to Jesus through Mary in a beautiful ceremony following Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. After Mass they gathered in the church beneath the crucifix with their pastor Fr. Jon Vander Ploeg, as he led them throug the Litany of Loreto. Then, together, they read their Morning Glory Consecration Prayer, which was printed up for them as a beautiful certificate. Following the recitation of the prayer, Father blessed the group, their Miraculous Medals, and the family members whose names they had placed in a beautifully decorated box, family members the group members had asked to consecrate to Jesus through Mary. After the blessing, each member of the group took her turn presenting Our Lady with a white rose and a promise of Totus Tuus. The evening ended with the praying of the Luminous Mysteries, the Memorare, In the Arms of Your Mercy, Alma Redemptoris Mater, and Sub Tuum Praesidium, each member leading some aspect of prayer. It was abeautiful ceremony complete with gorgeous programs and already a follow up evening retreat being scheduled in a month to bring them all back together and continue to fuel the fire!

How did you celebrate your consecration? Tell us, and we'll put your name in a drawing for some really "cool" stuff (sounds tempting, I know!) Just take a moment to share with us your experience, we'd love to hear from you!

If you have pictures you would like to share, please send them to HAPP@Marian.org

Blessings in her Immaculate Heart!

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