Act of Union with Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary after Holy Communion


O most merciful Father,

who hast so loved me as to give me

Thine Only-begotten Son for my food and drink,

and with Him all things,

look upon the Face of Thine Anointed,

in whom Thou art well pleased.

This Thy Beloved Son,

and with Him my heart,

I offer and present to Thee for all the blessings

Thou hast this day given me.

Mayest Thou, O Father,

be now well pleased in Him,

and through Him turn away Thine indignation from me.


Behold the One Mediator between God and men,

the Man Christ Jesus,

my Advocate and High-Priest,

Who intercedes for me.

Him do I offer and plead before Thee,

who committed no sin,

but bore the sins of the world,

and by whose stripes we are healed.

Accept, therefore, O Holy Father,

this Unspotted Victim,

to the honour and glory of Thy name,

in thanksgiving for all the blessings

Thou hast ever bestowed upon me,

for the remission also of my sins,

and for the supply of all my defects and shortcomings.


O Blessed Virgin,

Mother of my God and Saviour,

present my petitions to thy Son,

O all ye Angels and Saints, citizens of heaven,

join also your prayers with mine.

Ye stand always before the Throne,

and see Him face to face,

whom I here receive under veils.

Be ever mindful of me,

and obtain from Him and through Him

that with you I may bless Him

and love Him for-ever. Amen!



Dedication of your Country (Name…) to Mary Mother of God


O Immaculate Virgin Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Mother of Grace,

and Queen of the kingdom of thy Son,

humbly kneeling before thee,

we offer thee this country in which we live.

It once was thine.

Before it was robbed of the holy Faith

all its children were thy children,

and thou wasn’t honoured throughout its length and breadth

as its Protectress and its Queen.

Again, do we consecrate it to thee;

Again, do we dedicate it as thine own Dowry.

We offer our own hearts,

that their love and service

may ever grow and increase.

We offer all our brethren

those multitudes who know thee so little

or know thee not at all.

May thy prayer bring back the country’s ancient faith;

May thy intercession lead us to a closer union;

with thy divine Son.

We consecrate ourselves to Him through thee.

Obtain for us,

and for England thy Dowry,

every grace and blessing,

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!


V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray

O Holy Mother of God, Virgin ever blest,

O Mary Immaculate, pray for us,

intercede for us, disdain not to help us.

For we are confident and know for certain

that thou canst obtain all thou wiliest from thy Son,

our Lord Jesus Christ,

God Almighty, the King of ages,

who liveth with the Father and the Holy Ghost,

for ever and ever. Amen!