Consecration of the United States to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

ImmaculateHeartOfMary

Suggested for All Validly Consecrated Catholic Bishops
of the United States of America
on the First Saturday of every Month

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, / Refuge of the Human Race, / Victress in all God’s battles, / we humbly prostrate ourselves before Thy Throne, / confident that we will receive / mercy, grace and bountiful assistance and protection / in the present calamity / not through our own inadequate merits, / but solely through the great goodness of thy Maternal Heart.

To thee, to thy Immaculate Heart / in this, humanity’s tragic hour, / we consign and consecrate ourselves / in union not only with the Mystical Body of thy Son, / Holy Mother Church, / now in such suffering and agony in so many places / and sorely tried in so many ways, / but also with the entire world, / torn by fierce strife, / consumed in a fire of hate, / victim of its own wickedness.

O Mother of Mercy, / obtain peace for us from God / and above all procure for us those graces / which prepare, establish and assure the peace.

Queen of Peace, pray for us / and give to the world / the peace for which all people are longing, / peace in the Truth, Justice and Charity of Christ. / Give peace to the nations / and to the souls of men, / that in the tranquillity of order / the Kingdom of God may prevail.

Extend thy protection to the infidels / and to all those still in the shadow of death; / give them peace / and grant that on them also / the sun of truth may shine, / that they may unite with us / in proclaiming before the one and only Saviour of the world / Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will (Luke 2:14).

Give peace to the people separated by error or schism, / and especially to those / who profess such singular devotion to thee / and in whose homes an honored place was ever accorded / thy venerated Icon / (today perhaps often kept hidden to await better days): / bring them back to the One Fold of Christ under the One True Shepherd.

Obtain peace and complete freedom for the Holy Church of God; / stay the spreading flood of modern paganism; / enkindle in the faithful the love of purity, / the practice of the Christian life, / and an apostolic zeal, / so that the servants of God may increase / in merit and in number.

Lastly, as the Church and the entire human race / were Consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, / so that reposing all hope in Him, / He might become for them / the sign and pledge of victory and salvation; / so We, in like manner, / Consecrate our Parish, the United States of America, Russia, and the whole world / forever, to thee and to thy Immaculate Heart, / our Mother and Queen, / so that thy love and patronage / may hasten the victory of the Kingdom of God / and that all nations, / at peace with one another and with God, / may raise their voices / to resound from pole to pole / in the chant of the everlasting Magnificat / of glory, love and gratitude / to the Heart of Jesus, / where alone they can find Truth, Life, and Peace.

Amen.