Act of Oblation to the Blessed Virgin Mary


My Queen! my Mother!

I give thee all myself, and,

to show my devotion to thee,

I consecrate to thee my eyes,

my ears, my mouth, my heart, my entire self.

Wherefore, O loving Mother,

as I am thine own,

keep me, defend me,

as thy property and possession. Amen.


Canticle Of Mary


My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,

My Spirit rejoices in God my Saviour

For He has looked with favour on His lowly servant.


From this day all generations will call me blessed:

The Almighty has done great things for me,

And holy is His Name.


He has mercy on those who fear Him

In every generation.


He has shown the strength of His arm,

He has scattered the proud in their conceit.


He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,

And has lifted up the lowly.


He has filled the hungry with good things,

And the rich He has sent away empty.


He has come to the help of His servant Israel

For He has remembered His promise of mercy,

The promise He made to our fathers,

To Abraham and his children for ever.


Glory to the Father,

and to the Son,

and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning.

is now, and will be forever. Amen.


A Prayer in In Resignation to Suffering (by St. Margaret Mary Alacoque)

My Saviour! I cheerfully accept all the painful dispositions, in which it is Thy pleasure to place me. My wish is in all things to conform myself to Thy holy will. Whenever I kiss Thy cross, it is to show that I submit perfectly to mine. Amen.


Act of Consecration to the Blessed Virgin (for Infants at Time of Baptism)


O blessed Virgin Mary our Mother, when the Son of God decided to take upon Himself our human life in order that we might share in His Divine Life, He did not wish to come to us without your free cooperation. He deliberately willed to have need of you.

Look down today from heaven upon little (name of infant). He (or she) has received from his parents the life of man, and now by the Holy Sacrament of Baptism, he has been given a life which is infinitely superior, the very life of God. We know that just as God is his Father and our Father, you are, in regard to his spiritual life, his Mother and our Mother.

We confide this child to you. Show yourself his (or her) Mother. Watch over his (or her) education; nourish him with the life of grace; make him progress in his Christian life just as his human parents aid him to progress in physical as well as spiritual life.

Protect the precious life which has just been received. Be for him a real Mother to guard him in your arms when the devil seeks to destroy his spiritual life in your Son Jesus Christ. May he love you as Jesus Christ loved you, for our love for you is nothing else but a participation in the love of your Son for you.

In the name of this child (name of infant), we wish to make today his (or her) first prayer to his heavenly Mother.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee, blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.


Affectuate Salutations to Mary


I greet thee, Mary,

Daughter of God the Father.


I greet thee, Mary,

Mother of the Son of God.


I greet thee, Mary,

Spouse of the Holy Spirit.


I greet thee, Mary,

Temple of the Blessed Trinity.


I greet thee, Mary,

White Lily of the resplendent Trinity.


I greet thee, Mary,

Fragrant Rose of the heavenly court.


I greet thee, Mary,

Virgin full of meekness and humility,

of whom the King of Heaven willed to be born

and nourished by thy milk.


I greet thee, Mary,

Virgin of virgins.


I greet thee, Mary,

Queen of martyrs,

whose soul was pierced by the sword of sorrows.


I greet thee, Mary,

Lady and Mistress,

to whom all power has been given

in Heaven and on earth.


I greet thee, Mary,

Queen of my heart, my sweetness,

my life and all my hope.


I greet thee, Mary,

Mother most amiable.


I greet thee, Mary,

Mother most admirable.


I greet thee, Mary,

Mother of beautiful love.


I greet thee, Mary,

Conceived without sin.


I greet thee, Mary,

Full of grace, the Lord is with thee,

blessed art thou among women,

and blessed be the Fruit of thy womb.


Blessed be thy spouse, Saint Joseph.


Blessed be thy father, Saint Joachim.


Blessed be thy mother, Saint Anne.


Blessed be thy angel, Saint Gabriel.


Blessed be the Eternal Father,

Who has chosen thee.


Blessed be thy Son,

Who has loved thee.


Blessed be the Holy Ghost,

Who has espoused thee.


May all those who love thee bless thee.


O Blessed Virgin, a

bless us all in the name of thy dear Son. Amen