Our Lady of Fatima, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, one hundred years ago today You deigned to appear for a third time at Fatima, to Your chosen confidantes, Jacinta, Francisco and Lucia.
Daughter of God the Eternal Father, in Your gentle compassion, You revealed a vision of Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go; and You offered an antidote to the evils which threaten to corrupt the hearts of men, leading them away from the good God, Who is so deeply offended by the sins of mankind. That antidote is Your own Immaculate Heart, which You revealed at Fatima as our refuge and the way that will lead us to God. You promised that if what You said was done, many souls would be saved and there would be peace in the world. You alone can obtain that peace, for it has been entrusted to You by the Most High God.
Mother of God the Son, look with compassion upon all of us in our sinfulness and human frailty; You see the misery which places distance between us and the Merciful Lord, and which prevents us from perceiving and responding to His holy will for us; in Your motherly kindness, obtain for us every grace we need to bridge that distance and lead us ever closer to Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, with perfect trust in Him. To this end, may we be sanctified and sustained by the Sacraments of the holy Catholic Church, the Mystical Body of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son. Keep us united to His Vicar on earth, our Holy Father, and may we never fail to pray for him and for all his intentions.
Spouse of God the Holy Spirit, mindful of Your desire for consecration, today we so consecrate ourselves – our lives and all they contain – to Your Immaculate Heart. Mindful, too, of Your request for sacrifice and penance as a means of drawing down the grace of God for souls and for all the world, we give to You all our thoughts, words, deeds, joys, sacrifices and sufferings of this day and every day of our lives; use them as You see fit, that united to the Passion and Death of Christ, they may become redemptive and a pleasing offering to the Most High, for the conversion of souls and the salvation of the world. We give ourselves to You without exception or reserve. Draw all of us – individual souls, the entire Church and the whole world – ever closer to the Most Sacred Heart of Your Son, the Fount of all Graces and Mercy.
Mother of the Church, You continually requested the prayerful recitation of the Holy Rosary; and so, as a sign of this Consecration we make today, we promise to daily pray the Rosary in honour of Your Immaculate Heart, for the conversion of sinners and for peace in the world; and to undertake the Communions of Reparation on the Five First Saturdays, in reparation for the sins committed against Your Immaculate Heart. Whatever merit and graces may accrue from our prayers, devotions and penances, we confidently leave them in Your motherly hands and entirely at Your disposal, to make use of as You see fit.
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, we ask only that Your Immaculate Heart be our refuge and the way that will lead us to God; to this end, obtain for us the grace to be holy throughout life, to be deeply and constantly prayerful, and to be detached from all created things, seeking God alone and His holy will.
In all this, may the grace of God be our comfort and sustain us in perseverance until our final breath. And then, dearest Mother and Queen, may You present our souls to God, the Most Holy Trinity.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us and accept this Consecration we make to You today.
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