St. Louis de Montfort inspired a spiritual revolution in teaching us about Marian consecration and giving us a thirty-three-day plan to prepare our souls for that big step in our relationship with Jesus. In these pages, Fr. Boniface Hicks guides you through this “retreat” to help you gain a deeper trust in and childlike dependence on our loving God.
“What this consecration teaches us is that we have a sweet, loving, perfect Mother who actually wants to live in this intense relationship with us,” Fr. Boniface reflects. “And so, if we accept Mary’s invitation to this relationship, we will find all the healing and happiness we have always longed for.”
You’ll spend the first twelve days emptying yourself of the spirit of the world, followed by a week focused on self-knowledge. You’ll then spend a week dedicated to knowledge of Mary before concluding the final week, centered on knowledge of Jesus.
Only ten minutes per day will produce spiritual renewal and wholehearted trust in Jesus through Mary. These short, personal chapters will show you how to:
- Allow the Blessed Mother to cherish you as a baby in her womb and rejoice in your dignity as a child of God
- Grow in patience, humility, and love (Our Lady makes it simple!)
- Deepen your faith and live out your baptismal call to holiness
- Close “escape routes” in your relationship with God and live in the freedom of total surrender
- Take refuge and receive consolation in Mary’s protective care
- Realize that sufferings and difficulty point to the hope and final victory that await you
Fr. Boniface provides practical tips on opening your heart to God’s grace and profoundly beautiful reflections that will lead your soul to intimate union with our Lord through our Lady. Each daily meditation includes a Scripture passage, related quotes from popes and saints, questions to guide you on your journey, and traditional prayers to prepare for Marian consecration.
This book affirms what St. Louis teaches us: that Mary’s womb is the best place to be formed perfectly into saints and into Christ Himself. By contemplating Jesus through Mary, the first tabernacle of the Lord, your love of the Holy Eucharist will become more fervent, and your heart will be inflamed as you pray the Rosary and reflect on the mysteries of her Son.
Fr. Boniface brings a new freshness to De Montfort’s time-honored Consecration. Rather than holy slavery, Fr. Boniface presents the 33 days of Preparation through the prism of a loving, filial relationship with Mary, entrusting ourselves to her Womb where she nurtures and forms us into her Son, Jesus.
One of the best things you can do in the spiritual life is consecrate yourself to the Virgin Mary. Nobody knows Jesus better than Mary and, as our spiritual mother, her greatest desire is to bring us closer to Jesus.
Fr. Donald Calloway
With his experience and heart bringing us into The Fruit of Her Womb, Father Boniface Hicks, as a skilled cardiac-soul surgeon, accompanies us into the meaning of the refuge and life of the Immaculate and Sacred Hearts.
The Fruit of Her Womb is a powerful and poignant consecration that will leave you with the deep desire to continually allow our Mother Mary to embrace and receive everything in your life.
Sr. Miriam Heidland
There are no words to adequately describe how much this consecration means to me. Let Fr. Boniface guide you on a healing journey from the fruitlessness of self-reliance to the fruitful surrender to a loving Mother who cares for all we need in the paradise of her womb.
Sr. Thérèse Iglesias