Forgive me for this last minute reminder but this article from the Nat’l Catholic Register reminded me:
The article says in part,
The 33-day consecration begins Jan. 9 and ends Feb. 11, the Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes.
“Our Lady of Lourdes is special in our diocese,” Bishop Keenan explained. “Every year we make an annual diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes to consecrate the diocesan work to Our Lady there. Because of the pandemic we can’t do it this year.”
“I see this as going to Lourdes as we would do each year and consecrating our work for Jesus through her.” There is need for a lot of physical healing, “and to pray for our deliverance from this pandemic. And also spiritual healing for the world feels anxious.”
An act of consecration does not need to be complicated and realizing you may not have the resources mentioned in the article or a specific book, you could easily just do the Prayer of St. Maximillian Kolbe for your evening prayers (which is my family’s choice):
We have done consecrations before but this moment in time seems to need a reminder as Bishop Keenan says.
(Audible.com even has St. Louis de Monfort’s Consecration available on-line and they have a free trial offer!)