Each year we invite members of the Children's Rosary to do a personal Consecration to Jesus through Mary beginning on November 29th and concluding on January 1st: the Feast of Mary Mother of God. For those who have already done a Consecration it is always recommended to renew one's Consecration yearly.
This year we are excited to have a book to recommend to for the Consecration: Child Consecration: To Jesus through Mary—Following in the Spirit of St. Thérèse, the Little Flower.
This book is ideal for adults and can also be understood by children as young as 4 or 5. Children from the first grade class at St. Francis Xavier School in Birmingham, Alabama finished their Consecration on the Feast of the Presentation of Mary: November 21st. Their teacher, Mrs. Cannova, wrote this past week to share feedback from the children.
Here are the first graders words about the Consecration:
Nina - "I am learning to truly love Jesus and Mary."
Ana - "I learned to love my sisters more and to love one another."
Remi - "I want to pray the rosary."
Lizzy - "I learned to love all of God's creation."
RIbaldo - "I love all of God's flowers." (The book begins with an allegory set in the garden)
Mrs. Cannova also shared her experience:
"All of our children look forward to praying the Consecration everyday. Throughout these past days, they have never forgotten to remind me that it was time to pray our Consecration. They understand beautifully that our Blessed Mother is leading them to her Son. They have a deep love for our Blessed Mother. I'm so thankful for this beautiful gift of Consecration to Jesus through Mary for our children."
St Francis Xavier School in Birmingham has had a weekly Children's Rosary for over 3 years. The children meet each Friday in their respective classrooms to pray the Rosary. In many ways this Consecration is the fruit of the prayers of the many children who are part of the Children's Rosary. Our Blessed Mother sees these beautiful children growing in faith through their faithful prayer of the Rosary, and with the attentive care of the best of Mothers she provides tools for these children to grow even more in holiness. Our Blessed Mother knows her children and wants to come to them exactly where they are in their faith journey. There are many Consecration materials available, but this book is perfectly suited to children who have been praying in the Children's Rosary. Adults may find this Consecration also well suited to them as it draws souls to have a more child-like approach to Our Lord.
To order the book Child Consecration or to pray the Consecration online click HERE.