In this month of October dedicated to the Holy Rosary, we would like to honor the Blessed Mother with a new badge contest for a Marian Consecration. This type of consecration is an act whereby you, along with your family, strive to take Mary into your home just as the beloved disciple John did at the foot of the the cross (Jn. 19:27) through specific actions, prayers, reading and more.
Many of our Catholic Club families have already done a Marian Consecration through such organizations as the Legion of Mary or through reading such books as St. Louis DeMonfort’s True Devotion to Mary or Fr. Michael Gaitley’s 33 Days to Morning Glory, A Do-it-Yourself Retreat in Preparation for Marian Consecration.
But, we also have our own act of consecration (highlighted in an upcoming issue of St. Mary’s Messenger) as does Holy Heroes. These were both specifically developed for young people and their families.
Now, we also want our members to get creative and make the badge we will use to honor our consecrations!!
Our newest contest will be the creation of a badge to publicly and formally recognize our commitment to Mary as our Mother here on earth and our Queen in Heaven. Sewn on your sash, a tote bag or even your favorite jacket it is proof of your work towards consecration and announces to the world how much you love her. It is a clear “Thank You” for how much she loves us and prays for us.
Once the badge is available, we’ll let you know, and you can plan a special badge ceremony to either kick off a consecration effort or give them to all those who have completed a previous consecration. Details on how to complete a consecration and ideas for planning such a wonderful party/ceremony will be included with each badge.
Ideas for the badge itself might include an image of Mary as a queen, or an image of one of her many honored titles; maybe a representation of one of her approved appearances.
Use your imagination and send them to us by Dec. 31, 2018 as we hope to get the badges out and ready to you in time for a May celebration (another one of her favorite months!).
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Brief criteria for judging patches:
*Design should be easily embroidered
*Design should illustrate the theme and include the words: Marian Consecration as well as Catholic Clubs
*Design should be appealing to all Behold Christ Clubs (Little Flowers, Blue Knights and Hospitality Clubs)
*Design should be unique to the designer
*Design must be submitted on official form found on the website and attached above
*Prizes will be given to winning designs. Behold Publications and the creator of Little Flowers Girls’ Club, Rachel Watkins, and their families will judge the designs. We will get input on the finalists through social media, but the ultimate decision will be with Behold Publications. All decisions are final. Winners will be announced March 1st, 2018
DEADLINE for designs is DECEMBER 31, 2018 and cannot be extended.
We look forward to seeing all the designs you have!