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Total Consecration is to Jesus, through Mary
I enjoyed the Nov. 18 article about St. Patrick Cathedral parishioners preparing to make a "Total Consecration" and pray that more parishes follow suit in this wonderful spirituality.
My concern is that the title and the article gave the impression that the Total Consecration is to Mary when, in fact, St. Louis de Montfort specifically calls this the "Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary." This spirituality was never meant to be a Total Consecration to Mary.
Our faith is first and foremost Christ-centered. As Catholics, we meditate on Mary only in the light of Christ. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states, "What the Catholic Faith believes about Mary is based on what it believes about Christ, and what it teaches about Mary illumines in turn its faith in Christ." (CCC 487)
I would recommend that this be clarified for readers as soon as possible, ideally in the next issue of the Catholic News Herald.
Thank you for all you do to keep the diocese well-informed and inspired.
Claudia Geraghty Graham lives in Black Mountain.
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