(This pathetic little prayer of consecration is mine and mine alone–no Bishop, no priest or religious has approved–I understand private devotions to be acceptable so long as they conform to the theology and doctrines of the Catholic Church–What is written here is mostly only original in its organization, much of the thinking, ideas, and many words have come from reading the lives and writing of Saints, apologists, the Catholic Catechism, priests and my conversational prayer with the Blessed Virgin–I claim no authority in the Church other than to be slave to the Handmaiden of the Lord–what follows is my daily Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary as inspired by St. Louis de Montfort. I submit this to My Most Beloved Queen Mary, Mother of our Lord and Redeemer Jesus Christ in all humility)
The Prayer of Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary of Erik Francis Kreis, slave to the Handmaiden of the Lord
O Most Beautiful and Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of sweetness, of faith, of hope, of love ,of beauty, of warmth, of tenderness, of kindness, of humility, of strength, of courage, of grace, of wisdom, of purity, of joy of mercy, never outdone in love or liberality.
My mind cries out for Thee, my body cries out for Thee, my heart cries out for Thee, my will cries out for Thee, my spirit cries out for Thee, my soul cries out for Thee.
I give myself entirely to Thee, to honour Thee, to serve Thee. I strip myself of all that is dear to me to adorn Thee.
Meet me, O Fair and Pure Mystical Rose, O Gate of Heaven in like spirit giving to me Thy whole self. Engulf me in the abyss of Thy grace; adorn me with Thine infinite merit; support me with Thy divine power; illuminate me with Thy purifying light; consume in the holocaust of Thy love; drown me in the sea of Thy virtue:
Thy profound humility, Thy lively faith, Thy limitless charity, Thy fervent hope, Thy blind obedience, Thy boundless patience, Thine angelic sweetness, Thine overwhelming magnanimity, Thy divine wisdom, Thy Heavenly purity, Thy perpetual chastity, Thine absolute truth and honesty, Thy perfect integrity, Thy stoic spiritual and material poverty, Thine heroic perseverance, Thine infinite compassion, Thy fathomless mercy, Thy relentless devotion, Thy burning gratitude, Thy steadfast prudence, Thine eternal internal prayer, Thy joyful self-mortification in all things, Thine all consuming trust in the Lord, Thy passionate sorrow for sin, Thy selfless sacrifice for sinners.
Sweet Virgin Mary, I am all Thine; be Thou all mine.
The more Thou possesseth me, the more I am immersed in Thee, most Gracious Patroness, the more of Thee, the more like Thee I become, the greater, the more perfect the offering I will have to make of myself unto Thee.
Merciful Mother, Refuge of Sinners, Joy of the Just, sanctify me, I implore Thee, that I may, for love of Thee, being, myself, undeserving and expecting of reciprocity, recompense, reward or merit, offer unto Thee unblemished perfection.
Holy Mary, Holy Mother of God, Holy Virgin of Virgins, Mother of Christ, Mother of Divine Wisdom, Mother of hope, Mother most pure. Mother most chaste, Mother inviolate, Mother undefiled, Mother most amiable, Mother most admirable, Mother of good counsel, Mother of our Creator, Mother of our Saviour, Mother of the Church, Mother of mercy, Virgin most prudent, Virgin most venerable, Virgin most renowned, Virgin most powerful, Virgin most merciful, Virgin most faithful, Mirror of Justice, Seat of Wisdom, Joy of the Just, Spiritual Vessel, Vessel of Honour, Singular Vessel of Devotion, Mystical Rose, Tower of David, Tower of Ivory, House of Gold, Ark of the Covenant, Gate of Heaven, Morning Star, Health of the Sick, Refuge of Sinners, Comfort of Migrants, Comforter of the Afflicted, Help of Christians, Queen of Angels, Queen of Patriarchs, Queen of Prophets, Queen of Apostles, Queen of Martyrs, Queen of Confessors, Queen of Virgins, Queen of All Saints, Queen conceived without Original Sin, Queen assumed into Heaven, Queen of the most Holy Rosary, Queen of the Family, Queen of Peace, Queen of my mind, Queen of my body, Queen of my heart, Queen of my will, Queen of my spirit, Queen of my soul, my Queen, Glorious Queen of Heaven, Empress of the world I bow down to pay homage to Thee. I glorify Thee. I honour Thee. I praise Thee. I extol Thee. I bless Thee. I love Thee. I serve Thee, I be-wed Thee.
Hasten to me humble Handmaiden, I pray Thee, prepare me, purge me, purify me, scourge me, mock me, place my cross upon me that I may follow in the footsteps of Thy Son. Lead me, guide me, drag me, Fair Mistress, down the straight path, through the narrow gate to my crucifixion that I may faithfully and obediently harken to the call and command of our Lord and Redeemer Jesus Christ. Let it be done to me according to His Word, so that like Thee, most Blessed amongst Women, my soul may magnify the Lord and my spirit rejoice in God my Savior. These things, O most Beautiful and Blessed Virgin Mary, of Thee I humbly beg as I proclaim solemnly, I, Francis, a faithless sinner, renew and ratify in Thine most immaculate hands, O most Beautiful and Blessed Virgin Mary, the vow of my Baptism: I affirm and I attest that I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth, and in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of Thee O most Beautiful and Blessed Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into Hell, on the third day He arose again from the dead, He ascended into Heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty, from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, I believe in Thee O most Beautiful and Blessed Virgin Mary, in the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.
I renounce and reject forever Satan, his demons, his deceptions, his lies, his temptations, his false promises, his pomps, his works his anti-Christ, his anti-Kingdom, his Evil One.
Through Thee, O most Beautiful and Blessed Virgin Mary, I give myself entirely to Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom, to carry my cross after Him all the days of my life and in eternity.
At the foot of the Throne of God the Father, in the shadow of the Cross of God the Son, in the Light and the Heat of the Flame of God the Holy Spirit, at Thine most humble, beautiful, immaculate, pristine feet, in the presence of all the Heavenly court, before all mankind and all creation, I choose and take Thee, O most Beautiful and Blessed Virgin Mary, as my Queen, my Mistress, my Lover, my Mystical Bride, my Celestial Spouse to have and to hold, to love and to cherish, to honour and obey, in good times and bad, in sickness and in health for richer and for poorer, for better and for worse throughout this life and in eternity. I do. I do. I do.
For love of Thee and in devotion to Thee, I deliver and consecrate unto Thee, as Thy slave: my body, my manhood, my mind, my thoughts, my prayers, my feelings, my heart, my will, my spirit, my soul, all that I have been, all that I am, all that I will be, all that I have done, all that I do, all that I will do, all that I have had, all that I have, and all that I will have, my life my death, mine eternity, without reservation leaving to Thee the full and entire right of disposing of me and all that belongs to me without exception according to Thine own good pleasure, O most Beautiful and Blessed Virgin, for the greater Glory of God in time and in eternity.
May God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit bear witness to this sacred vow and grant me the grace, the strength, the wisdom, the courage, the faith, the hope, the love, the warmth, the tenderness, the kindness, the humility, the understanding, the prudence, the perseverance, the desire, the determination, the discipline, the devotion, the joy, and the will to live and fulfill it all the days of my life and in eternity.
ecce servvs Ancilla Domini
ecce servvs Maria Virgo Benedicta
Fiat mihi secvndvm verbvm tvvm
Ecce. Fiat. Magnificat.
© Copyright 25 March 2017