Join in Benedictine College’s Consecration to Mary

In 33 days, on Sept. 8, Abbot James Albers will consecrate Benedictine College to the Blessed Mother. Click here for information about Benedictine College’s consecration: Every bishop in America is being invited to this historic event, which will follow our installation of a 21-foot fountain statue of Mary.

For those who may wish to consecrate themselves to Mary on Sept. 8 as well, we recommend Father Michael Gaitley’s program of personal preparation for Marian consecration. Click here for the 33-day preparation book to help in that process.

To start the consecration preparation right away while waiting for your book, click here to see the first week’s meditations.

I told Father Gaitley about Benedictine College’s plans and our invitation to prepare for personal consecration. He was delighted, and allowed us to post the first chapter of the book online.

I asked him if those who learned late about the consecration could catch up.

“Absolutely,” he told me. “If you miss a day or two or three or more, you can make it up.”

He promised to pray for the consecration of the college and all those preparing for their own consecration, saying: “Through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, may the Lord abundantly bless all those from Benedictine College who are embarking on the journey of total consecration to Jesus through Mary.”

Benedictine College

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. The school is honored to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, the best private college in Kansas by The Wall Street Journal, and one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide. It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging. Benedictine College is dedicated to transforming culture in America through its mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.