Secret Way of the Enclosed Garden – XCVIII

3. The Consecration and the Baptismal Vow.

Blessed de Montfort calls this devotion ‘a perfect renewal of the vows or promises of Holy Baptism,’ by which the Christian through his godparents renounces the devil, his pomps, and his works, and recognizes Jesus Christ as his sole and sovereign Master to Whom he vows himself for ever.

This renunciation of satan and this promise to belong to Jesus is perfectly renewed by our Consecration.  The vows of Baptism and the surrender to Mary resemble each other, complete each other, are identical yet are different.

(To be continued.)

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