Your Consecration Day

For those of you who are making your consecration to Mary today on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, or renewing your consecration of one year ago or more, I wish you a blessed and peaceful day in the company of our Mother.


Prayer of Self-Commendation to Mary

O holy Mary, my Lady, into your blessed trust and safe keeping and into the depths of your mercy I commend my soul and body this day, every day of my life, and at the hour of my death. To you I entrust all my hopes and consolations, all my trials and miseries, my life and the end of my life. By your most holy intercession and by your merits, may all my actions be directed and disposed according to your will and the Will of your Divine Son.

[Saint Aloysius Gonzaga]

Our Lady of Lourdes


Immaculate Mary,
you appeared to St. Bernadette
and gave her a mission to build up Lourdes
as a sacred shrine to bring people to God.
Through your intercession,
countless graces have been given
to the thousands of people
who have flocked to Lourdes.
Some have even received the grace of physical healing.

I join my prayers to the pilgrims at your shrine
who sing thousands of Aves to you.
I place all my trust in you
and give you all my love.

[Taken from: Favorite Prayers to Our Lady, by Anthony M. Buono]