Monday, 24 December 2012

Act of Consecration to the Holy Family

Act of Consecration to the Holy Family


O Jesus, 
our most loving Redeemer, 
who having come to enlighten the world 
with Thy teaching and example, 
didst will to pass the greater part of Thy life 
in humility and subjection to Mary and Joseph 
in the poor home of Nazareth, 
thus sanctifying the Family 
that was to be an example for all Christian families, 
graciously receive our family as it dedicates 
and consecrates itself to Thee this day. 
Do Thou protect us, 
guard us and establish amongst us Thy holy fear, 
true peace and concord in Christian love: 
in order that by living according to the divine pattern 
of Thy family we may be able, 
all of us without exception, 
to attain to eternal happiness.

Mary, 
dear Mother of Jesus and Mother of us, 
by the kindly intercession 
make this our humble offering acceptable in the sight of 
Jesus, 
and obtain for us His graces and blessings.

O Saint Joseph, 
most holy Guardian of Jesus and Mary, 
help us by thy prayers in all our spiritual and temporal 
needs; 
that so we may be enabled to praise our divine Saviour 
Jesus, 
together with Mary and thee, 
for all eternity.

(Recite the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory 3 times.)

Amen.

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