Today is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We were privileged to have the Traditional form of the Mass in Latin on this Holy Day of Obligation.
I had been undergoing a 33-day preparation to make what is called a Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary on this very day. This is a practice recommended by St Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort (1673-1716), a French priest and preacher who is one of the early Marian writers. This particular devotion is expounded in his book True Devotion to Mary. Essentially it consists of giving yourself totally to Jesus through His Blessed Mother, entrusting all your merit to her to use as she sees fit.
After having received Holy Communion, according to the way St Louis describes, I knelt in the chapel and recited the prayer to consecrate myself totally to Mary. I have given myself totally to her, and will live the rest of my life as her devoted servant.
For more information on this devotion, see here.