Divine Mercy Consecration
Used with permission of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M.
My power is made perfect in weakness.
Consecration to Divine Mercy is a spiritual exercise through which we receive graces to strengthen our Catholic spirituality and our ability to serve Jesus and His Church. When we participate in Divine Mercy Consecration exercises, we strive to entrust ourselves completely to Christ’s Merciful Love and further enable the Holy Spirit to perform great works of Mercy through us. The graces strengthen our courage to entrust ourselves completely to God so He can change our lives and use us as a ray of His Merciful Love from His Heart to others.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany held their first diocesan Divine Mercy Consecration during the Jubilee Year of Mercy. (Please see the Archives tab.) While the Year of Mercy Holy Doors closed, living out the consecration makes our hearts the doors of mercy opened wide and nurturing initiatives and works of compassion and love. Bishop Ed is inviting everyone in the diocese to join him in renewing annually (or for many, starting for their first time), their Divine Mercy Consecration.
For the faithful who are preparing for the Divine Mercy Consecration for the first time, Bishop Ed has chosen the book 33 Days to Merciful Love by Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, which includes the help of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Doctor of the Church. Some people may wish to read the book again when renewing their consecration annually. The daily reading takes only 3-5 minutes and then is pondered during the rest of one’s day. The 33-day preparation can be done alone or in a group. The book is available at a variety of locations.