Solemn Act of Consecration
To The Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary
Composed by Berthe Petit



     The following Act of Consecration to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary was composed by Berthe Petit and made publicly in all the churches of England and Brussels during World War I, at the request of His Eminence, Francis Cardinal Bourne, Primate of England.  His Eminence had heeded and obeyed the Divine warning and request made by Our Lord through Berthe Petit with happy results for him and his country.  This Solemn Act of Consecration was printed on the back of the picture of Our Lady of Ollignies and widely distributed throughout all the parishes of the country during those perilous times.  The terror and mass destruction that would otherwise have been visited upon them by the Germans was suddenly and miraculously averted.  On November 11, 1918 the Armistice was signed consenting to suspend hostilities.  And although a greater war followed, England fared far better than others.  Ultimately Germany was defeated as Our Lord had predicted and made it known that it was only through His timely intercession, that evil did not prevail in its terrible plans.


Our Lady of Ollignies

In this picture, Our Lady is crowned as Queen and dressed in beautiful royal blue robes lined with gold.
In her left hand she holds a tri-flowered white lily, symbolizing the Holy Trinity and her Immaculate Purity,
As she is also known as 'The White Lily of the Glorious and always-serene Trinity'.
The red robe symbolizes her virginity.
In her sweet face you can see both her pain and her gentle love.
Her heart encircled with thorns and pierced through with a sword representing her great sorrows.
She points to her poor heart totally consumed with the flames of Divine Love for her Son and all her children.

More about this remarkable picture of mysterious origin...


Solemn Act of Consecration
To The Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary

    O  Lord Jesus, Who on Calvary and in the Holy Eucharist hast shown Thyself to us as God of Love and Mercy, kneeling humbly at Thy feet we adore Thee and beg once more for Thy forgiveness and Thy divine pity.  And remembering that by Thine own act on Calvary, the human race, represented by Thy beloved disciple John, gained a Mother in the Virgin of Sorrows, we desire to honour the sufferings and woes of our Mother's Heart by devoting ourselves to it in solemn Consecration.

    It is but just O Mary, that our souls should strive henceforth to venerate thee with special homage under the title of Thy Sorrowful Heart, a title won by sharing in the whole Passion of thy Son and thus co-operating in the work of our redemption - a title due to thee in justice, and dear, we believe, to Jesus and to thine own Heart, torn by the wound in His.

    We consecrate therefore, O Mary, to they Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart ourselves, our families, our country and those who are fighting for its honour.  Have pity on us; see our tribulations, and the anguish of our hearts in the midst of the mourning and calamities that lay waste the world.  Deign, O Mother of God, to obtain mercy for us that, being  converted and purified by sorrow, and made strong in faith, we may henceforth be devoted servants of Jesus Christ and His Church, for whose triumph we pray.  O Mary Immaculate, we promise to be faithful clients of they Sorrowful Heart.  Intercede for us, we beseech thee, with thy Son that, at the cry of thy Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, His divine Power may speedily bring to pass the triumph of right and justice.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, have pity on us.
Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us and save us.
  


Imprimatur ~ Bishop of Tournai




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