On October 13th, all faithful of the Archdiocese of Denver are invited to join Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila as he, together with Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Rodriguez and all pastors of northern Colorado, consecrate the archdiocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the 100th anniversary of the last apparition of Our Lady to three shepherd children of Fatima.
How do we prepare for this?
To learn more about what consecration is, why the archdiocese is consecrating itself to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and encountering Christ through Marian devotion, please click here.
To sign-up to receive updates on preparing for the consecration, please click here.
The preparation updates will include suggestions for prayers, as well as Scripture passages. You can also use the books or podcast listed below as additional guides.
“Preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary” by St. Louis Marie de Montfort
“33 Days to Morning Glory” by Father Michael Gaitley
“Totus Tuus: A Consecration to Jesus Through Mary with Blessed John Paul II” by Father Brian McMaster
“Total Consecration Through the Mysteries: Meditations to Prepare for Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary by Father Ed Broom, OMV
In Mary we find the embodiment of all Christian virtue. Want to be more like Mary? Try picking the virtue(s) that you most admire in her and then find a way to live that virtue each day. You can do this in many simple ways like being patient with a child or spending time listening to a friend. The preparation updates will offer more suggestions of ways to imitate in Our Lady through her virtues.