Marian Consecration and the Servers of Cana

Marian Consecration and the Servers of Cana

When making a Marian Consecration, we often say we go “to Jesus through Mary.”  Why do we need to go to Jesus through Mary?  Can’t we approach Jesus ourselves?  He is our Lord and Creator, the mediator between us and the Father.  Why do we need yet another mediator in the form of His mother, herself a human creature?

For me, the answer lies in the beautiful miracle at the wedding feast of Cana.

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The Fiat of the Wedding of Cana

The Fiat of the Wedding of Cana

And Jesus said to her, “Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come.” (John 2:4 NAB) 

I have consecrated myself to the Blessed Virgin Mary on several occasions. I needed to do this. I wanted to do this. And yet, I have constantly struggled with this consecration, with this connection.

We have so little information, so few details about Mary, and it is often difficult for me to understand her at all. I would read the glimpse into her life in Luke’s Gospel—the angel Gabriel appearing as a divine messenger to this young woman, almost a child in my eyes. He asks if she would do the will of God and bear the Son of Man. And I wonder, was she for real?

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