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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.”