Fatima Consecration | To Jesus Through Mary
Fatima Consecration is a 33 day preparation of Consecration to Jesus through Mary. This Marian entrustment is based upon the writings of Sr Lucia one of the visionaries of Fatima. We begin our journey Sept 4th so that our consecration day ends on the feast of the Holy Rosary, also known as Our Lady of Victory. What does this 33 day preparation for consecration through Mary involve? 1. Short daily videos, 6 to 9 minutes long by Ken and Janelle reflecting upon the Sr Lucia writings 2. A daily Rosary Join be email: Receive all Marian Consecration videos at link below. https://www.fatimaconsecration.org/ Facebook Group - connect with others taking the 33 day journey to Jesus through Mary https://www.facebook.com/groups/fatimaconsecration The Fatima apparitions are the most widely know of the Marian apparition in this history of the Catholic Church. Much has been written about them. Who better to interpret their meaning than someone who was there. This is the beauty of this Marian Consecration Series! Each episode is based upon one chapter from Sr Lucia’s book titled, “Calls, Messages from Fatima.” Secondly, there are many beautiful Marian Consecration within the tradition of the Catholic Church. We have St Louis de Montfort True Devotion to Mary, and more recently Father Michael Gaitley 33 days to Morning Glory. But there is no Marian Consecration video series available for free. We hope Fatima Consecration, a preparation for Marian Consecration will be a blessing to you!
Fatima Consecration (Day 1): Keeping God’s Divine Law
In day 1 of Fatima Consecration, a 33 day preparation for Marian Consecration we examine the village life of Fatima. Mother Mary chose this little village for a reason. Why? What was it about their way of life that attracted the Mother of God? And what can we learn from their way of life, in preparation for our consecration to Jesus through Mary. Sr Lucia, one of the visions of the Fatima Apparitions describes in detail what life was like at that time. It would be summarized simply: the whole village lived Catholic life. Devotional to Our Blessed Mother was critical. The Sacramental life of the Church was essential. Virtues living was on public display. All families where blessed with the graces of Matrimony. The village of Fatima lived the Catholic life to it’s fullness. Could this be what attracted Mother Mary to appear? Could it be that living the Catholic life, was the preparation for the apparitions? The main lesson for us today in day 2 of our consecration retreat to to be aware that living the Catholic life is the best preparation for consecration to Mary. Sr Lucia writes, “But the whole village was so united that it appeared to be one single family!” There was a beautiful unity among the family.” Our blessed mother is attracted. “Their homes had been blessed by the Sacrament of Matrimony; and their conjugal fidelity was absolute. They welcomed all the children that God chose to send them, not as a burden but as another gift with which God was enriching their homes” (Sr Lucia, Calls, pg 40). Teaching the Catholic faith to children was a priority. Sr Lucia writes, “It was on their father’s knees and their mother’s lap that the children learned to pronounce the Holy Name of God…. Thus the light of faith grew so strong in these delicate, pure and innocent souls that it later illuminated their whole lives in all its meanderings.” “The day on which each of their children made his or her First Communion was one of solemn and intimate rejoicing for all the family, for on that day God was once again visiting their home and uniting Himself with one of its members.” (Sr Lucia, Calls, Pg 41) ‘In their homes there was no abundance of the earthly goods….However…there was peace and unity, joy and love… thus everyone was happy.” Everyone fulfilled the precept of keeping holy the Sundays. “In the morning, everyone went to Mass. In the afternoon people relaxed. The young people would meet together and have a good time in our yard… under the watchful eye of their parents.” Pray was an essential part of their way of life. “When the sun went down and the church bells rang, everybody stood up, the men taking off their characteristic cap and holding it in their hands while the Angelus was said.”
Fatima Consecration (Day 2): Guardian Angel Apparition
On day 2 of our Fatima Consecration we examine Sr Lucia account of seeing a Guardian Angel. Today we continue our 33 day journey of preparation of Marian consecration to Jesus through Mary. Sr Lucia shares how they saw something unusual. “We saw something like a white cloud in the shape of a human being, which had come down from the sky and was passing slowly in front of us, above the trees that stretched down to the valley at our feet, as if wishing to attract our attention and keep our eyes fixed on it.” She goes on to say these experiences happened serval times in different places, and that it was her interior conviction that what they saw was the Guardian Angel. Her reason for sharing this is not to confirm that it was an Angle, but to tell us that Guardian Angels truly exits. She simply wants to affair the teaching of the Catholic Church and what is true. It is a reminder to us to ask our angels intercession as prepare for our consecration to Mary. Get the suggested reading for todays Consecration Retreat. https://bit.ly/3DK1yGs Why does God first send an angle before Mary starts appearing? Sr. Lucia answers this writing, “to address to us yet another call to obey his law and remember the end for which we were created.” The Catholic Church teaches we have a guardian angel to watch over us. The Catechism of the Catholic Church proclaims that "from infancy to death human life is surrounded by their [angels'] watchful care and intercession. Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life. Already here on earth the Christian life shares by faith in the blessed company of angels and men united in God" (CCC, n. 336). Does our guardian angel every leave us? St. Thomas says angel guardian never forsakes a man entirely, but sometimes he leaves him in some particular, for instance by not preventing him from being subject to some trouble, or even from falling into sin, according to the ordering of Divine judgments. In a letter to one of his spiritual daughters, Parde Pio wrote concerning Guardian Angels, ”How consoling it is to know that we are always under the protection of a heavenly spirit, who never abandons us, not even (most admirable fact!) in the very act by which we displease God," wrote Padre Pio in a letter to one of his spiritual daughters. The main point to remember from today is that we can ask our Guardian Angels intercession in preparation for our Marian Consecration. To join our consecration retreat and get all videos emailed to you, join below: https://www.fatimaconsecration.org/