"St. Louis de Montfort’s classic Total Consecration to Mary has seen a massive resurgence in recent years, with Catholics around the world consecrating themselves to Our Lady…but some can find it hard. I, too, yearned for that closeness to Jesus through Mary, but in a format that I could stick with.
Finally, I stumbled upon Aquinas, and a passage about what motivates religious to consecrate themselves. He writes that it is their great desire to “offer to God all the one has.” Wow! That stuck with me, and as I dived deeper into Aquinas, his love of Mary and her desire to bring us closer to her Son really struck a chord.
So I decided to try to offer all that I had to Jesus through Mary, using the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas as my guide. After all, it’s not just religious who are called to holiness. We all are!
It is my great hope that this method will captivate you like it has me, and lead you to closer union with Jesus as you offer him yourself through Mary."