NINE DAY PREPARATION
FOR UNLIMITED CONSECRATION
St. Maximilian teaches rightly that the words, or the formula of consecration, are of small significance What is important is the desire to offer oneself as a limitless oblation to the Immaculate as Her “property and possession.” The words and formula are meant to assist us in this.
The Marian Consecration of St. Maximilian Kolbe is distinguished from the teaching of Saint Louis Grignion [de Montfort] especially on account of what lies behind it:
Not just the “Franciscan thesis,” but also the dogma of the Immaculate, with all its practical and theoretical consequences.
The universal end of “sanctificationem omnium” [sanctification of all],
The universal Mediation of the Immaculate,
The need to win the whole world over to the Immaculate.” (n. 796)