This book was written to prepare one to understand devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It prepares one to make an act of total consecration to the Immaculate Heart. It has an nihil obstat and an imprimatur. There are many writings which tell us to have a devotion to Mary's Immaculate Heart. Yet, until this book, it was almost impossible to find material on just what is that devotion?
True devotion to Mary's Immaculate Heart does not need private revalations to justify it. It is valid and can be known from Sacred Scripture and the Magisterial teachings and dogmas on Mary in the Church.
The purpose of this book is to present the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the Trinitarian and Christological light that illumines the authentic Christian life. Many have mistakenly thought that God has given Mary only a minor role in the economy of salvation because there seem to be few biblical references to Mary. This fallacy is a tragic one. If the importance of Mary depends on how many verses in Scripture explicitly deal with her, what are we to say of the central events of the life of Jesus Christ?
We are living in a Marian Era when what has been secret to many is being discovered about Mary in the very pages of the inspired Word of God, the Sacred Scriptures. Mary is emerging as the great Woman of the Bible ... as a teacher of true faith. The Mother of God is now seen more clearly as the spouse of the Holy Spirit in making Jesus, the risen Lord and Savior, present in us and among us. True devotion to Mary brings Jesus Christ, in fact, the entire Blessed Trinity, into our lives.
This book of more than 200 pages ends with an Act of Total Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary which may be made after due preparation. It also has an appendix of Select Chronology of Major Marian Events in the Church - from the first Apostolic days of Christianity to the death of Sr. Lucia, February 13, 2005.