consecration

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    O Eternal and Incarnate Wisdom! O most amiable and adorable Jesus, true God and true Man, only Son of the Eternal Father, and of Mary, ever Virgin!  I adore You profoundly in Your eternal dwelling in the bosom and magnificence of Your Father; and in Your dwelling, at the time of Your Incarnation, in the virginal bosom of Mary.

     I thank You for having emptied Yourself, taking the form of a slave, in order to rescue me from cruel slavery to Satan.  I praise and glorify You for having deigned to submit Yourself in all things to Mary, Your Holy Mother, in order to make me, through Her, Your faithful slave.  But, alas!  in my ungratefulness and infidelity, I have not kept the promises which I made so solemnly at my Baptism.  I have not fulfilled my obligations;  I do not deserve to be called Your child or Your slave;  and since there is nothing in me which does not merit Your repulse and Your anger, I no longer dare to come by myself into the presence of Your Most Holy and August Majesty.  Hence it is that I have recourse to the intercession of Your Blessed Mother, whom You have given to me as my Mediatrix with Your Divine Majesty;  and it is through her that I hope to obtain from You contrition and the pardon of my sins, together with the gift of Wisdom and the grace to preserve it.

     Hail, therefore, O Immaculate Mary, living Tabernacle of the Divinity, wherein the hidden Wisdom of the Eternal God deigns to accept the adoration of Angels and of men!  Hail, Queen of Heaven and of earth, whose empire all is subject which is less than God Himself!  Hail, sure Refuge of sinners, whose mercy is refused to no man!  Grant that I may obtain my wish of possessing the Divine Wisdom; and in return, deign to accept the promises and the offerings which, out of the depths of my lowliness, I make to you.

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translation

“I am someone that you never met, I did not live but rather I survived. I crossed the river in hopes of finding work and respect. They found my bones 17 miles from the U.S./Mexican border. I still have not been identified.”  

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     I, _______, an unfaithful sinner, today renew and ratify the promises of my Baptism, and I place this renewal in your hands.  I renounce forever Satan, with his works and pomps; and I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom, that I may walk in His footsteps all my life, carrying my cross.  And in order that I may be more faithful to Him than I have hitherto been, I choose you today, O Mary, in the presence of the whole Court of Heaven, to be my Mother and my Mistress.  I give and consecrate to you, as your slave, my body and my soul; my interior and exterior possessions; and even the value of my good actions ~ past, present and to come.  I give you the full and entire right to dispose of me and all that I have, without the least reservation, in accordance with your good pleasure, and to the greatest glory of God, both in time and in eternity.

     Receive, O gracious Virgin, this little offering of my slavery, in honour of the manner in which the Eternal Wisdom deigned to subject Himself to you as your Child, and in union with this subjection.  Receive it also as a tribute of homage to the power which both your Divine Son and you possess over this little worm and miserable sinner; and as an act of thanksgiving for the privileges which the Blessed Trinity has bestowed upon you.  I protest that I desire henceforth to be really and sincerely your slave, seeking your honour and obedient to you in all things.

     O Mother most admirable, please present me to your dear Son as His eternal slave, so that, having redeemed me through you, He may also receive me through you!  O Mother of Mercy, please obtain for me the grace to receive the true Wisdom of God, and to that end deign to number me among those whom you love, whom you teach, whom you lead, whom you nourish and protect as your children and your slaves.  O Virgin most faithful, please make me in all things so perfect a disciple, imitator and slave of the Incarnate Wisdom, Jesus Christ, your Son, that, by your intercession and example, I may attain to the fullness of His age on earth and of His glory in Heaven.  Amen.

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St. Louis de Montfort

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Silent Night

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Silent night, Holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin, mother and child
Holy infant, tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, Holy night
Son of God, love’s pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord at thy birth
Jesus, Lord at thy birth.

Silent night, Holy night
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven above
Heavenly hosts sing Hallelujah
Christ the Savior is born
Christ the Savior is born.

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