Family Consecration to Jesus through Mary

33 Days of Preparation with Saint Louis Marie de Montfort


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Saint Faustina warned parents that praying for their children is not enough. That's why so many conscientious parents take the further step of consecrating their children to Jesus through Mary, thereby defending them from evil and paving their way to Heaven.

This book walks you through the simple process of doing just that. Its informed pages give you detailed instructions to help you lead your family (ages seven and up) through each of the 33 mini-retreat days recommended by Saint Louis de Montfort, the beloved eighteenth-century priest and confessor who tirelessly preached that Jesus is not known well enough because Mary is not known well enough. 

Adapted for the often less-than-ideal prayer circumstances of families — particularly those with young children — these 33 brief, stress-free daily spiritual exercises and family activities bring adults and children greater knowledge of Jesus through Mary, and a more fervent love of both. 

Don't delay. There's no book more immediately beneficial than this and no time better than now to seize the day and help all the members of your family — young and old — to consecrate t(more...)

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"Mary loves families. This book is a wonderful way for families to open themselves to Mary’s love for them, and her deepest desire that they join her in wholeheartedly surrendering to God and doing what Jesus tells them."

Dr. Ralph Martin, S.T.D.
Director of Graduate Theology Programs in the New Evangelization, Sacred Heart Major Seminary
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"In an era when family prayer consists of praying around the dinner table and before bed, and a time when more catechesis takes place at the parish church than in the home, Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle's 'Family Consecration to Jesus Through Mary' will introduce families to prayer and assist them in handing on the faith to their children. Families together will consecrate themselves to the Blessed Virgin Mary, who will surely obtain many graces from her Son, as husbands, wives, and children, live out their Consecration and baptismal promises."

Fr. Edward Looney
Author of 'A Lenten Journey with Mother Mary'
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"'Family Consecration' offers parents and children of all ages a beautiful and practical plan for consecrating their lives to Mary. Faithful to the rich tradition of St. Louis de Montfort but with accessible translations and practical tips, the 33-day plan is truly an at-home extended retreat that will transform your family culture through devotion to Mary. If you are ready to transform your domestic church and renew your family's prayer life, this is the book for you!"

Erika Ahern
Curriculum Manager at Regina Caeli Academy, homeschooling mother of 6
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"Jesus says the greatest commandment is to ‘Love God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. And the second is to love your neighbor as yourself’ (Mark 12:28-31). Family Consecration to Jesus Through Mary is a beautiful, clear, practical guide to understanding these commandments and—most importantly—living them out in your daily life."

Patrick Madrid
Host on Relevant Radio
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"Abandoning ourselves to God is the certain way to salvation; St. Louis Marie de Montfort teaches us that Mary is the surest, shortest, and most perfect way to approach Jesus and make this act of abandonment. It is a journey we do not take alone, it is one we make in communion with others, most appropriately with members of our family, the domestic church. In this book, Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle deftly guides families through St. Louis Marie’s plan of preparing to make the Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary, providing a catechism of Catholic faith and spirituality while helping parents in their role of forming their children as disciples of Christ. This is a beautiful book which, I hope, will enhance the spiritual lives of many Christian families."

Fr. John S. Hogan, OCDS
Co-host of EWTN's Forgotten Heritage, Author of 'Thomas Becket: Defender of the Church'
  • Pages: 336
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-64413-263-0
  • Product Code: 2630
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Publication Date: June 01, 2020
  • Categories: By Title, Marriage and Family Life
A Beautiful Consecration Book
Donna-Marie's newest book, "Family Consecration to Jesus through Mary", is something that all parents and grandparents will be happy that they purchased for for their families! I like that there is a daily teaching for parents and one for children. Also Donna-Marie stressed the importance of embarking on this journey with love and flexibility because all families have different challenges throughout the day and some days can go smoother than others! And the crowning of the Blessed Mary is perfect for Consecration Day. Ave Maria!
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Great family book
This book provides the family with a plan of attack against the evil one whose influence is so much in evidence in our culture today. St. Louis de Montfort wrote a book hundreds of years ago called " True Devotion to Mary " which stresses the importance of the Blessed Mother as the quickest and surest path to finding devotion to her son Jesus. Donna - Marie skillfully uses the de Montfort method of finding true devotion to Mary as a blueprint for the whole family to use. Each of the 33 days suggested by de Montfort opens with a quotation by a saint ( some of whom the children may not be familiar with ) or a quotation from the bible. Each day starts with a morning prayer, asking for special help from the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph. Then comes a teaching for the parents ( many from Thomas a Kempis's " Imitation of Christ " written over six hundred years ago or from " True Devotion to Mary " by St. de Montfort. Donna - Marie suggests ways to simplify some of these teachings so that children can better understand them. She also encourages children to ask questions. Then she suggests a plan of action for carrying out these teachings in everyday life. Then she provides family prayers , suggested by St. Louis de Montfort himself in his book. The Holy Rosary is included in these family prayers. Each of the 33 days leading to the family consecration is ended with the children being tucked in bed assured of being loved by their parents and with the knowledge they are surrounded by holy angels.This is something the children will always keep with them as they make the difficult journey through life. This is a great book which encourages children to ask questions and serves as an alternative to overuse of unnecessary technology.
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