August 19 St. John Eudes

My mother is very strange; if I bring her flowers, she says she does not want them; if I bring her cherries, she will not take them, and if I then ask her what she desires, she replies: “I desire thy heart, for I live on hearts.”

-St. Joseph of Copperino


True devotion to our Lady is interior; that is to say, it comes from the spirit and the heart.

-St. Louis de Montfort


Prayer of Consecration to Mary

O my Queen and Mother, I give myself entirely to you. To show my devotion to you I consecrate to you this day my eyes, ears, mouth, heart, and whole being without reserve.

Therefore, good Mother, since I am your own, keep me and guard me as your proper and possession.