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Consecration of Russia – Why do Christians Love Mary?

Today Pope Francis consecrated Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Non-Catholic friends may wonder what this means. Some may be suspicious of consecration to Mary and question what is meant by her Immaculate Heart. That’s understandable. Although a cradle Catholic, I did not understand this until just a few years ago. Let me explain …

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Marian Consecration Anniversary – Mary’s Role in God’s Love Story for Us

Marian Consecration was no easy task. In fact, I am wondering if I was undergoing a spiritual attack of some sort. Nothing seemed to be going right. The weather interfered. Confirmation classes I was teaching interfered. My own stubbornness, lack of understanding, and inability to love better interfered. When it all came together and I got it, …

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Marian Consecration Anniversary – God Is Love. I Am Not.

One year ago I made my Consecration to Jesus through Mary on February 11th, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. I’m still processing the awesome reality of lasting change that can only have come through giving myself in Marian Consecration. I’m still in wonder over God’s Grace permitting a poor wretch like me to Consecrate myself to Jesus’ Immaculate …

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Grace, Light, & Understanding in Marian Consecration – Finally!

Two days before the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, I woke already tired. For the past several weeks, I’d been on an arduous journey of Marian Consecration. In about 48 hours the Consecration would be done. I wasn’t giving up on doing it someday, but there were too many unanswered questions for me to consecrate …

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