The Immaculate Heart of Mary is a devotional name referring to the interior life of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In this devotion we can meditate on the joys and sorrows Mary held silently in her heart, the virtues and hidden perfections of Mary, and, above all, her virginal love for God the Father, her maternal love for her son Jesus, and her compassionate love for all people - August 15th, Solemnity, the church celebrates the Assumption of Mary into heaven.
Living a consecration could be described as following three attitudes or spirits:
Union — Imitation of Jesus and Mary, so as to become like them, and trying to develop as constant as possible a realization of His and her presence.
Dependence — Give to Jesus and Mary the right to dispose of everything we have, temporal and spiritual.
Obedience — Jesus and Mary have the right to ask us to do anything at all, even without reward. In consecration, we recognize that right, give it on a basis of love, and plan to carry it out with fullest generosity.
The Holy Father's Intentions for the Month of August 2019
Families, Schools of Human Growth: That families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “schools of true human growth”.
Feasts of August
The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of August are:
August 1 - Alphonsus Liguori, Memorial
August 2 - Eusebius of Vercelli; Peter Julian Eymard, Optional Memorial
August 4 - Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
August 5 - Dedication of St. Mary Major, Optional Memorial
August 6 - Transfiguration, Feast
August 7 - Sixtus II and companions; Cajetan, Optional Memorial
August 8 - Dominic, Memorial
August 9 - Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Optional Memorial
August 10 - Lawrence, Feast
August 11 - Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
August 13 - Pontian and Hippolytus, Optional Memorial
August 14 - Maximilian Kolbe, Memorial
August 15 - Assumption, Solemnity
August 16 - Stephen of Hungary, Optional Memorial
August 18 - Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
August 19 - John Eudes; St. Bernard Tolomei, Optional Memorial
August 20 - Bernard, Memorial
August 21 - Pius X, Sunday
August 22 - Queenship of Mary, Memorial
August 23 - Rose of Lima, Optional Memorial
August 24 - Bartholomew, Feast
August 25 - Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
August 27 - Monica, Memorial
August 28 - Augustine, Memorial
August 29 - Passion of Saint John the Baptist , Memorial