“Mary is the safest, easiest, shortest and most perfect way of approaching Jesus.”
-St. Louis Marie de Montfort
MAKATI CITY, Philippines - In this year of the Tercentenary of the death of St. Louis de Montfort, the Santa Teresita parish launched the second Totus Tuus Journey on July 8, 2015. There were about 39 participants who attended and they were welcomed by members of the first batch. Totus Tuus Journey is a preparation for a total consecration to Jesus through Mary based on the spiritual approach of St. Louis Marie de Montfort. It is a 33-days journey of spiritual renewal to attain a deeper relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ through Mama Mary. The journey consists of four periods, namely: Knowledge of the World, Knowledge of Self, Knowledge of Mary and the last is Knowledge of Jesus. The participants were accompanied through inputs and were given guides for personal prayers and reflections.
An evening recollection was held at the end of the 33-days. Holy hour and Sacrament of Reconciliation were celebrated as part of the preparation for the big day. The pinnacle of the journey was the day of Consecration. It was held on August 15, 2015, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin. The Rites of Consecration was integrated in the mass presided by Fr. Richard Magararu, SMM with Fr. Angelo Pusikit, SMM as concelebrant. Rev. Arnel Pagaduan, SMM also assisted in the celebration.
The first part which is the Allegiance to the Word of God was done at the side of the Church. The second part which is the Renewal of Baptismal Promises was done at the center aisle of the Church as the group entered in procession. The Act of Consecration and the signing of the Covenant of Love were done towards the end of the Mass. Breakfast was then served at the multi-purpose hall of the parish. It was indeed a meaningful journey towards a committed Christian life and the most challenging part is about to begin in the life of the 39 participants.