Paisley, Scotland, Feb 22, 2021 / 17:19 pm America/Denver (CNA).
A Scottish bishop has encouraged families and individuals to join him in a consecration to Mary by a less conventional means - a children’s book.
“Child Consecration: To Jesus through Mary - Following in the Spirit of St. Thérèse, the Little Flower” is a 33-day consecration, which slowly introduces more prayer through the month until the last nine days, when a rosary is prayed daily.
“This Consecration has been one of the loveliest things of my priesthood. There is something of Heaven about this Consecration and I pray many individuals and families may consider taking up this book. I also humbly invite Shepherds to consider leading their flock in this Consecration. A great harvest lies ahead,” said Bishop John Keenan of Paisley.
The book takes parts of Consecration to Mary by St. Louis de Montfort and focuses on the spiritual identity of St. Therese, namely her trust and confidence in God. Bishop Keenan says the book is valuable for all ages.
“I could see that, although written for children, the book was just as well suited for priests and adults,” he said.