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May Prayers

   The Magnificat

       (Canticle of Mary)

My soul doth magnify the Lord.

And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.

For He hath regarded the loneliness of His handmaid:

for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.


For He that is mighty hath done great things to me:

and holy is His name.


And His mercy is from generation unto generations,

unto them that fear him.


He hath showed strength with His arm:

He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their heart.


He hath put down the mighty from their seat and hath exalted the humble.


He hath filled the hungry with good things:

and the rich He hath sent empty away.


He hath received Israel His servant,

being mindful of His mercy.


As he spoke to our forefathers:

Abraham and to his seed forever.



A Mother's Consecration of her child to the
Blessed Virgin Mary

Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth,

to your Immaculate Heart, the channel of all graces,

we consecrate this child

whom we have received from God's goodness.  

We offer her/him to you that you

may present her/him to Your Divine Son,

that you may take her/him under your loving, maternal protection, that you may preserve her/him from dangers,

that you may keep her/him from all sin,

that you make her/him grow in piety and in all virtue so

that she/he may always be worthy to call herself/himself your child.

May she/he grow daily in wisdom and in grace,

may she/he go through life having you always

as her/his refuge and mother.  

May all virtues shine in her/him and

may she/he never offend your maternal Heart.  

May the Eternal Father always look upon her/him with delight

and see in her/him a ray and reflection of your Immaculate Beauty.  And as today she/he gladdens our home,

so may she/he one day gladden the

Eternal Home which we pray will be hers/his.  Amen. 

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