As a piggy back to my Nice Girls post below….I am reading not just Nice Girl books but also a book on Marian consecration.
As the author of “33 Days to Morning Glory”, Fr Michael Gaitley writes, “…the heart and hands that nurtured Christ are the same heart and hands that nurture us, forming us into other Christs.”
Hold on. Doesn’t this make me fall into the nice girl, be nice at any cost trap?
No, to the contrary. As we read of St Louis de Montfort, St Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa, Blessed John Paul II and their devotion to Mary, their following of Christ, we are reminded of the love of Our Blessed Mother, and of her Son, for us all.
This preparation for Marian consecration has truly been a turning point for me. Many,many things have happened, easy and hard things.
But, to quote Fr Gaitley again, ‘ One of the greatest aspects of being consecrated to Mary is that she’s such a gentle mother. She makes the lessons of the Cross into something sweet, and she pours her motherly love and solace into our every wound.”