Book Notes: Consecration to Mary for Little Ones

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Copyright 2019 Jane Korvemaker. All rights reserved.

I’ve often felt that my consecration to Jesus through Mary has been a turning point in my faith life. I’m still astounded at the personal and intimate nature the consecration has taken in my own life.

Knowing how much this has changed my prayer life and how it has changed my approach to God, why wouldn’t I want this for my kids? I’ve used 33 Days to Morning Glory for my own Consecration and while it’s great for me as an adult, I can’t imagine using it with children.

Here steps in Consecration to Mary for Little Ones, and I’m just so thrilled to share it with you!

Author Kimberly Fries has done a great job with this beautifully simplified version of the consecration. It is easy to read and understand, and the artwork by Sue Kouma Johnson is beautiful. We are already planning to start our consecration journey for our kids on April 10, to end on the feast of Our Lady of Fatima. In the meantime, I haven’t been able to keep my kids from sifting through the book and looking at the pictures. It is a very attractive book for them!

"Consecration to Mary for Little Ones" by Jane Korvemaker (CatholicMom.com)

Copyright 2019 Jane Korvemaker. All rights reserved.

I am so thrilled at this opportunity to consecrate my children to Jesus through Mary! This will be our Easter journey, our joy at learning more about Mary, her relationship with us, and her relationship with Jesus.

Each day is a one-page reflection, similar to reflections one can find in the 33 Days to Morning Glory retreat book. These reflections all start with a quote from a saint or a Scripture verse, reflecting on the theme of the day. Here we give the opportunity for our children to deepen their relationship with Mary in a joy-filled way, to help them make their own consecration in an age-appropriate way.

If you’ve been looking for a way to share the consecration journey with your children, Consecration to Mary for Little Ones is your book! Not only is easy to read and easy to implement, but Kimberly provides a list of Marian feast days and their corresponding starting day to make it easy for us parents to figure it out (I totally loved this help). You can add in any extra prayers at the end of the reflection to supplement or you can keep it simple.

"Consecration to Mary for Little Ones" by Jane Korvemaker (CatholicMom.com)

Copyright 2019 Jane Korvemaker. All rights reserved.

I am planning for us to work up to doing a decade of the Rosary each day, at least to start, and I am also looking forward to sharing in saying the Rosary more often with my children. Here’s praying that Mary brings much fruit to our journey and to yours as well!!!!

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Jane Korvemaker loves food, family, wine, and God (perhaps not in that order). She holds a Certificate in Culinary Arts, which pairs perfectly with her Bachelor in Theology. A former Coordinator of Youth Ministry, she writes from the beautiful and cold province of Saskatchewan, Canada. She works from home and takes care of her three very hard-working children. Jane regularly blogs at www.ajk2.ca.

3 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this resource. We did 33 Days to Morning Glory with our 10 year old (each night taking turns reading aloud). I think she got as much out of it as we did (she asked very thought provoking questions). That said, I look forward to doing another consecration using this new book.

    • Hi Beth!
      That’s awesome that you did Morning Glory with your 10 year old! It’s hard for me to imagine my 9 year old absorbing that book. I love the Morning Glory book, and I’m glad that this children’s book follows the general outline of it. Blessings to you and your family on all future consecrations!

  2. This is so timely for me! I just finished my re-consecration on the Annunciation, and it was on my heart to find a way for the whole family to do it too. Looking forward to having a look at this book!

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