Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Blessed Virgin Mary,
with renewed gratitude for your motherly presence we join in the voice of all generations that call you blessed.
We celebrate in you the great works of God,
who never tires of lowering himself in mercy over humanity,
afflicted by evil and wounded by sin, to heal and to save it.
We consecrate to your Immaculate Heart all the CICM confreres,
parishes, ministries and works.
Protect us through your prayerful intercession.
Accept with the benevolence of a Mother this act of entrustment
that we make in faith today.
We know that each one of us is precious in your eyes.
May we allow your sweet gaze to reach us,
along with the perpetual warmth of your smile.
Guard our life with your embrace;
bless and strengthen every desire for good;
help us to resist temptation; give new life and nourishment to faith;
sustain and enlighten hope; awaken and animate charity;
guide us all on the path to holiness.
Draw forth the precious gift of many vocations
to the CICM religious-missionary priesthood and brotherhood.
Teach us your own preferential love for the humble and the poor,
for the excluded and the suffering, for sinners and the wounded of heart.
Gather all people under your protection and
give us all to your beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you. Amen.
(Adapted from Pope Francis’ Prayer of Consecration of the World to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and from the Diocese of San Angelo)