Consecration of the World

As we remember today, October 13, the final apparition of our Lady in Fatima, let us once more entrust ourselves to Her Immaculate Heart.

Act of Consecration of the World to the Immaculate Heart
 by Pope Pius XII

Queen of the Holy Rosary,
Help of Christians,
Refuge of the human race,
Conqueress in God’s battlefields,
to You and to Your Immaculate Heart
in this tragic hour of human history
we entrust and consecrate ourselves,
and the Holy Church.

She is the Mystical Body of Your Jesus,
suffering and bleeding in so many parts
and tormented in so many ways.
We consecrate to You the whole world
torn by bitter strife
and consumed by the fire of hatred,
the victim of its own wickedness.

Look with compassion to all material
and moral destruction.
To the suffering and fears
of fathers and mothers,
of husbands and wives, of brothers and sisters and innocent children.
Look at the many lives cut down in the flower of youth;
so many bodies torn to pieces
in brutal slaughter,
so many souls tortured and troubled
and in danger of being lost eternally.

Oh, Mother of Mercy, obtain peace for us from God!
Obtain especially those graces, which can convert human hearts quickly.
Those graces, which can prepare, establish and insure peace.
Queen of Peace, pray for us;
give the world at war the peace for which all are longing,
Peace in Truth, Justice and the Charity of Christ.

Give them peace of the arms and peace of mind,
that in tranquility and order
the Kingdom of God may expand.

Grant Your protection to infidels
and to those still walking in the shadow of death;
give them peace and permit that the sun of truth may raise upon them;
and that together with us
they may repeat before the Only Savior of the World:
Glory to God in the highest
and peace on earth among men of good will (Lk2.14)
Give peace to the people separated by error and schism,
particularly those, who have special devotion to You
and among whom there was no home,
where Your venerable Icon was not honoured,
though at present it may be hidden
in the hope for better days.
Bring them back to the One Fold of Christ,
under the One True Shepherd.

Obtain peace and complete liberty for the Holy Church of God,
check the spreading flood of neo-paganism,
arouse within the faithful love of purity, the practice of Christian life and apostolic zeal,
so that the people who serve God
may increase in merit and number.

All of humanity were once consecrated to the Heart of Your Son.
All our hopes rest in Him, Who is in all times
Sign and pledge of victory and salvation.

Forever we consecrate ourselves to You
and to Your Immaculate Heart,
Oh, Mother and Queen of the World!
May Your love and patronage hasten the victory of the Kingdom of God.
May all nations, at peace with each other and with God, proclaim You Blessed
and sing with You from one end of the earth to the other,
the eternal Magnificat of glory, love and gratitude,
to the Heart of Jesus, in which alone,
They can find Truth, Life and Peace.