Conclusion to Consecration
Introduction With Sister Mary Gabriel
The word consecration comes from the Latin root words meaning “sacred dedication” or “to make holy, to devote.” In these next days, we invite all of our Friar community on a 9 day retreat where we will dedicate ourselves to Our Lord’s Mother, Mary. Acts of consecration can be traced back to the Bible and have been the quest of many holy people and saints.
This 9 day Preparation for Total Consecration to the Blessed Mother is in the spirit of one of our dear Franciscan saints, St. Maximilian Kolbe. You can read more about his inspiring life here: Biography of St. Maximilian Kolbe
Throughout this adventure, we invite you and your loved ones to pray along with us each day, starting May 5th and ending May 13th (Our Lady of Fatima), as we entrust the care of our lives to our ever merciful and loving Mother. Please feel free to read more about this sacred dedication here: Information on Consecration
Each day there will be a video and prayer (text) so that you are able to follow along. Please keep an eye out for more information in the coming days. Any questions, please contact Mr. Michael Clauberg in Campus Ministry.
“I am truly your merciful Mother, yours and all the people who live united in this land and of all the other people of different ancestries, my lovers, who love me, those who seek me, those who trust in me. Here I will hear their weeping, their complaints and heal all their sorrows, hardships and sufferings.”
– Our Lady of Guadalupe’s words to St. Juan Diego (1474-1548)