Part of an address delivered by the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, to a group of Italian legionaries on 30th October 1982
1. My welcome is addressed to each and every one of you. It is reason for joy for me to see you in this hall in such great numbers from various regions of Italy, more so in that you are only a small part of that apostolic movement, that in the span of sixty years has rapidly spread in the world and today, two years from the death of its founder, Frank Duff, is present in so many dioceses in the universal Church. (Click to read more) http://www.legionofmarytidewater.com/legionmaryhandbook/preface/PopeJohnPaulLegionMary.htmand
Since this is the Year of St. Joseph, you are probably aware of the Consecration to St. Joseph written by Fr. Donald Calloway but are you aware there are numerous sources through which to consecrate yourself to Our Blessed Mother? The original program, True Devotion to Mary, was written by St. Louis Marie de Montfort in the 1700s, and is considered the greatest book on the Blessed Virgin Mary ever written. It has been recommended and practiced by eight Popes. The next, Totus Tuus, the papal motto of Pope St. John Paul II, means “Totally Yours” and is a collection of excerpts from scripture and this beloved Saint’s encyclicals. Finally, 33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley, is a summary of the teachings of St. Louis Marie de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Teresa of Calcutta, and St. Pope John Paul II. No matter which you choose to follow, your life will be greatly blessed.
Below you will find a list of the start dates throughout the year. (Did you even know you had so many opportunities to consecrate yourself?)
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