Consecration to the
Immaculate Heart of Mary
According to the Spirit of St. Louis de Montfort's
TRUE DEVOTION TO MARY
Fr. Nicholas A. Norman
DIRECTOR THE CONFRATERNITY OF MARY QUEEN OF ALL HEARTS
Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur, 1949
THE ARCHCONFRATERNITY OF MARY QUEEN OF ALL HEARTS
Many societies and confraternities exist which sponsor a growing love for the Rosary; the same is true of societies and confraternities for reparation. There is one that has for its main object Consecration, the perfect Consecration and its subsequent living-----the Archconfraternity of Mary Queen of All Hearts.
It was first founded in 1899 by Archbishop Duhamel in Ottawa, Canada. Leo XIII blessed the Confraternity and Pius X raised the Confraternity in Rome to the dignity of an Archconfraternity.
Membership in the Confraternity is acquired by entering the applicant's name in the official register.
Membership requirements are simple:
1. Prior to enrollment the applicant must consecrate himself to the Blessed Virgin Mary, using the Consecration of St. Louis De Montfort.
2. The members should live with a Marian spirit-----doing all things with Mary, through Mary, in Mary, and for Mary.
3. Members should renew the Consecration faithfully and frequently, making a special practice of renewing it every morning at the beginning of each new day. The donation of self can easily be renewed from time to time during the day by repeating the short formula: "I am all Thine and all I have is Thine, O most loving Jesus, through Mary, Thy holy Mother." The Consecration can even be renewed by a mere interior act of the mind.
The members also have an obligation to publicize Marian teaching, especially that of St. Louis De Montfort, that all may come to acknowledge and honor the Blessed Virgin as their Mother and Queen.
It is commendable to make a small offering or to do a good work in honor of Our Lady on the day of Consecration.
It is also recommended to wear the medal of Mary, Queen of All Hearts.
[One would have to write the Confraternity about this, I could not locate a medal as such listed on the web.]
"Where two or three are gathered together in My Name, there I am in the midst of them." Those who are devoted to Our Lady should not rest in personal action, but should give their names to the Confraternity, and linked by a common bond of love of God and Mary, present a united force against the spirit of the world, and present a united front for the honor and glory of God and the Immaculate Heart of His Mother.
PRIESTS OF MARY
The priests who join the Confraternity are called Priests of Mary. It is their desire to spread complete love and service to their Queen. Outside of making the most of the opportunities afforded them by their state in life, their membership requirements are the same as for all other members.
Joining the Priests of Mary is something that merits the attention of everyone able to do so. Experience has shown what peace and what power it brings in the exercise of the sacred ministry. In giving their all to her, those "other Christs" simply follow the example of her Divine Son, who gave to her by grace all that was His by nature, as far as it was possible for Him to give. They imitate the example of the Divinity, Who made His Spouse the dispenser of all His graces.
His yoke is sweet, and His burden is light, and so is the servitude of Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces, Mother of All Mankind, Queen of Heaven and Earth-----full of grace and truth, and light and life, and so it will remain, in time and in eternity.
Those who wish to spread knowledge of the De Montfort way or who wish to be enrolled in the Confraternity can write to:
The Confraternity of Mary Queen of All Hearts
26 S. Saxon Ave. Bay Shore, NY 11706
Those enrolling should send their name, address and date of consecration.
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