While Christ comes to our encounter in the Word and in the Sacraments each time the community gathers together in the name of the Lord, he passes by our daily life in the person of the poor and in the events of the world. When we welcome the poor, we are, in fact, welcoming Jesus. Without the poor, we cannot be with Christ and vice versa,
Christ cannot be disassociated from the poor: they are his sacrament (Mt 25:40).
That is why we make our option for the poor our preferred area of apostolate. Like Mary in the Magnificat, we want to be beside the needy. VMY wants to work with the poor to evangelize them and to be evangelized by them. With them, we want to achieve their human and integral promotion. In this manner we make our self-giving to Christ effective and our faith credible in the world.
What is Marian Consecration?
Consecration is a faith response that becomes a plan of life. It is our yes to Christ’s invitation: “If you want... follow me” (Cf. Lk. 9:23).
To consecrate one’s self is to deeply live in Christ and for Christ, following the Gospel and seeking the perfection of love.
In order to achieve this ideal, we find in Mary the way that leads us more directly to it. When we make our consecration, we make our own her “fiat” to God’s will (Lk. 1:38) and we lovingly welcome her, like the disciple received her into his own home: “This is your mother” (Jn. 19:27).
Hence our motto is “To Jesus with Mary” because it fosters the gift of our own selves, our availability and effective collaboration in the building up of the Kingdom.
What are the dates of the classes?
Feb 1, Feb 8, Feb 22, Mar 7, ** Mar 19, Apr 11, Apr 25, and May 3
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
March 19th Class will be form 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, dinner provided