Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Rejoice, O Virgin Mary!

“Rejoice O Virgin Mary; rejoice a thousand times!”
The Little Crown of The Blessed Virgin Mary
St. Louis de Montfort

Since my day of Consecration to Jesus through Mary last October, praying the Little Crown of the Blessed Virgin Mary has become a daily joy for me, and this line in particular always makes me smile. It’s repeated 12 times within the Crown, after each Hail Mary, so that is 12 times that a smile crosses my face each day (at least!). Considering all of the wonderful attributes of Our Blessed Lady and all of the wonders she works on our behalf, I think that a thousand times is far too few. Maybe the number should be changed to a billion times! Today, on the Feast of her Immaculate Conception, I too, rejoice at least a thousand times because I am so terribly blessed to have such a Pure and Holy Mother loving me and setting such a wonderful example of holiness for me.

Rejoice, O daughter of the Virgin Mary; rejoice a thousand times!


  1. “Rejoice O Virgin Mary; rejoice a thousand times!”


  2. Anne,
    Thanks for putting a smile on my face with this short but sweet prayer!
    God Bless!

  3. Thanks for the post and the beautiful photo! This saturday I re-consecrate to Our Lord Jesus thru Mary, each year (my third) on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. December really is a very special month!

  4. Isn't Our Lady so beautiful! I made my consecration today! I am so happy! God Bless

  5. She makes me smile, too. So do you :)

  6. Thank you all for your lovely comments! Grace, I am so very happy for you! For me, the day of consecration was one of my happiest ever! I'm sure you feel the same! And KAM, congratulations on your 3rd Anniversary of consecration! What a tremendous blessing!

    We can all rejoice together!

  7. Hi Anne, please forgive me for my ignorance (remember that I am a recent convert): what is the Little Crown of the Blessed Virgin Mary and what does it mean to be consecrated to Mary? (Don't waste time explaining to me. Just point me to a website that explains this, if you know one, and I will be a happy reader.)

    Merry Christmas!


  8. Elizabeth, no need to ask for forgiveness. I am a lifelong Catholic and had never heard of this consecration until 2 years ago. I have a link to a post I wrote at the time of my consecration with a link to Fisheaters.com that has excellent information, everything you need really, to learn more but for some reason I can't copy it here, so I will email it to you. God bless you!