So we are having a retreat within a retreat. As the books says, that during her earthly life, Mary was kinda on a retreat/pilgrimage too. Mary was also called to walk by faith, just as each of us are called to do it today. Just as Mary pondered things in her heart I am going to share two things that I believe that are worth pondering, and I believe that in prayer these two points really show the importance of Mary, and they show that Marian Consecration has been around for a while.
First a quote for Pope John Paul II–For it must be recognized that before anyone else it was God Himself, the Eternal Father, who entrusted himself to the Virgin of Nazareth, giving His own Son in the mystery of the Incarnation.”
Second–using a few quotes from Pope John Paul II about the wedding at Cana where Jesus performs His first miracle, turning water into wine. — At the wedding Feast, “there is a human need-they need more wine”. “Mary puts herself between the human need” and Jesus, (She Mediates), Mary “wishes the messianic power of her Son to be manifested, the salvific power which is meant to help man in his misfortunes””Her Faith evokes his first “sign” and helps to rekindle the faith of the disciples.
Maybe these two points don’t do much for you and your Marian Consecration, but for me I see it like this. If God trusted her, and in a sense gave himself to her in Jesus, then I should have no trouble giving my everything to her.