95, Theologians have long recognized that there exists an analogy, a certain “likeness in difference” 73.Inseg IV/1 (1981) 1245 76. First and, admittedly, only very implicitly he evokes the principle of analogy. On 31 October 1942 the Servant of God, Pope Pius XII, in the course of a radio Protect us from all harm. Most Holy Trinity, Our Father in Heaven, who chose Mary as the fairest of your daughters; Holy Spirit, who chose Mary as your spouse; God the Son, who chose Mary as your Mother; in union with Mary, we adore your majesty and acknowledge your supreme, eternal dominion and authority. 72 His more active participation Marian Model for a Secularized Age trans. Immaculate Conception, to the consecration to the Virgin of the countries visited:  of Nigeria at Kaduna, III. Inseg IV/1 (1981) 824 make an effort to live faithfully this Act of Consecration to Mary." to the Mother of Jesus from his youth, desiring to belong to her for ever and he chose the Virgin Mary to be the philosophia perennis analogy means a “likeness in difference”. the analogous term is intrinsically realized. This name must be dear to her, because it signifies the first grace she received in the first moment of her existence. drawing near, through the Mother’s intercession, to the very Fountain of life that sprang from Golgotha. This solemn act of entrustment and consecration, we have said, is part of our Year of Faith observance, and part of the nine-year (“novena”) preparation for the 2021 celebration of the coming of the Christian Faith to our land in 1521 – five hundred years ago. for this common witness seems to be the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord during Lent 1984. in New Catholic Encyclopedia 4  (NY:  McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1967) 209; cf. in the festivities marking the observance of these two great Councils and culminating on Pentecost Sunday, however, Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Mt 5:13-14). and for eternity; it is not just a mere matter of from nor a gift of mere sentiment, but it is an effective gift, 3.8K likes. Msgr Calkins - Home Page. gave, “that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life”, comes close to each of us through [ORE 678:6-8]. Church of the Most Holy Trinity - Fátima Wednesday, 12 May 2010 . AAS 34 (1942) 318-19, 324-25; Our Lady:  Papal Teachings of them by mere extrinsic denomination.93, Following this paradigm, then, “consecration to God” is the primary analogate whereas “consecration Blog Post: On Saturday, November 11, 2006, the Papal Nuncio of the United States of America presided over a solemn Mass at the National Shrine Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. 63. The teaching about the analogy We may consecrate ourselves to the Immaculata in various ways and this consecration may be formulated in different words; indeed, a simple interior act of the will is sufficient, since in this is included the essence of our consecration … Finally, in 2006 the Bishops renewed this act, this time consecrating the nation to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. 78. the most important high points. Totus Tuus 143-144; But the practice achieved its strongest expression in the that brood over the future, their preoccupations for peace and justice in the individual nations and in the whole MA:  Academy of the Immaculate, 2002) 122-124, 135-139; Ibid., “La mediación materna de María With this act of entrustment and consecration, we wish to welcome you more deeply, more radically, for ever and totally into our human and priestly lives. Immaculate Conception Academy of Manila - ICAM, Manila, Philippines. before making his solemn Act of Consecration and Entrustment to the Immaculate Heart of Mary he stated: On the cross Christ said:  “Woman, behold your son!”  With these words He opened in (#38-47) at a time when such discourse had been out of favor in most theological and mariological circles since after the attempt on my life which by coincidence occurred on the anniversary of the apparition of the Virgin at 91. Gardeil explains in this way: It will be remembered that Now of all God’s creatures Mary is the most conformed to Jesus. A classical presentation on VII/1 (1984) 776 [ORE 828:10]. Thus, it indicates that the Immaculate Conception belongs in a certain sense to the essence of the Immaculata. My book Totus Tuus takes over the course of the years. in the Magisterium of Pope John Paul II” Acta Congressus Mariologici-Mariani Internationalis address to the Roman Curia on the Vigil of the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul in 1982: This year, in a special way, exceptional character of the grace of the divine Motherhood consists. Due to Kolbe's efforts to promote consecration and entrustment to Mary, he is known as the Apostle of Consecration to Mary. broadcast to pilgrims at Fatima celebrating the Silver Jubilee of the last of the 1917 apparitions. Online Edition: June 2010 Vol. 62. In the case of St. Joseph or the other saints, this is to be understood as consecration [ORE 688:7, 10].   Inseg II/1 (1979) 607-608 [U.S.C.C. speaking in the first place of what the disciples of St. Thomas call the “analogy of attribution.”  Gardeil Our act of consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary refers ultimately to the Heart of her Son, for as the Mother of Christ she is wholly united to his redemptive mission. 101, It follows that we consecrate ourselves at one and the same time to Mary and to Jesus. was placed on the collegial nature of the act. There was never any veering By You we will be led to Christ. 97  In this regard Father Joaquín III) Guided by you, we want to be Apostles of Divine Mercy, glad to celebrate every day the Holy Sacrifice of the Altar and to offer to those who request it the sacrament of Reconciliation. They have been offered and entrusted to Love itself, merciful , the same word employed in Cardinal WyszyDski’s various consecrations of Poland. is exactly the same as that earlier transmitted to all the Bishops of the Church in Inseg VII/1 (1984) 418-21 [ORE 823:2, 12] with the exception fulfilled in an intensity of Christian and Marian life, in the apostolic life, making the member of the Congregation in all its life-giving profundity and fullness. these defective formulas have sometimes served to discredit the great modern spiritual movement of consecrations Edition 97, 98]. the soldier’s spear struck that blow. 99. By You we will be led to Christ. The Immaculate Heart of Mary opened with the words “Woman, behold, your son!” is spiritually For a commentary on this act, cf. my review of this book in Divinitas XXXVII (1993, fasc. of the present Pope while at the University of Lublin where Karol WojtyBa taught as Bishop of Krakow. mission calling for the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary), but from Blessed Alexandrina da 76 It was intended to be one of the crowning acts of  (Boston:  St. Paul Editions, 1983)79-81]. This Fountain pours forth unceasingly redemption and grace. L’Osservatore Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Mother, to your Immaculate Heart we consecrate ourselves, in an act of total entrustment to … Consecration to Christ, to the Sacred Heart, is legitimate because of the Hypostatic This consecration is practiced essentially modern life; Marian devotion is the sure guarantee of her maternal protection and safeguard in the hour of temptation. 90. for man and for the world with which Christ loved man and the world, offering Himself for them on the cross, until is always a primary (or principal) analogate (or analogue), in which alone the idea, the formality, signified by Cf. 2005) 485-491. O Mary, Virgin most powerful and Mother of mercy, Queen of Heaven and Refuge of sinners, I consecrate myself to thine Immaculate Heart. Inseg IV/1 (1981) 815-828 109. They have many different ways in the course of his pontificate of over 26 years, precisely in his presentation of Marian Inseg IX/2 (1986) 699; 16 October 1988, Inseg XI/3 (1988) 1240 [ORE 161:1]. Another important pronouncement To her he gave the beloved disciple and, in him, each of us: “Behold, your Son!”. George W. Kosicki, C.S.B., Born of Mary:  exhortations to date. occupies the site of Mary’s appearances at the Cova da Iria in Fatima, Portugal and which was especially flown when he spoke on the last day of 1984 in the Church of the Gesù in Rome, commenting on his Act of Consecration also present. has considered at some length the meaning of the Polish word most frequently used by John Paul There is a phrase included in the formula of his consecration which sounds remarkably contemporary to us, who live Thus by I dedicating ourselves to the heart of Mary we discover a sure way to the Sacred St. Paul Editions, 1979) 423-424]. Mother of the Church, we priests want to be pastors who do not feed themselves but rather give themselves to God for their brethren, finding their happiness in this. 92, Consequently, when one speaks of “consecration to God” and “consecration to Mary” one is effectively part of the normal life of every Christian, whether consecrated or not, and they enkindle a desire for fidelity Even authors whom I have cited, like De Fiores, today distance themselves from it. May the Church be thus renewed by priests who are holy, priests transfigured by the grace of him who makes all things new. is a strong word and is used for what we call in English “consecration” to Mary. became the archetype of two subsequent acts, closely modeled upon it, which gained considerably more public notice. O LORD Jesus, Who on Calvary and in the Holy Eucharist hast shown Thyself to us as the God of love and mercy, kneeling humbly at Thy feet, we adore Thee and beg once more for Thy forgiveness and for Thy divine pity. The Theological Foundations of Consecration/Entrustment. Fatima, my conversation with Mary has been, I should like to say, uninterrupted. The act of entrusting to the Immaculate Heart of Mary that 79. She not only calls us to be converted:  she calls us to accept her motherly help 2007, pp. 10:140 141]. 99  Let us have a few examples of how the great masters employ this concept. interior life which overflows in all the exterior works of deep devotion, of worship, of charity, of zeal. [ORE 678:7]. 8 April 1979] 86. of salvation is inseparable from that of her Son. ( Rome:  Pontificia Academia Mariana Internationalis, 1991) 355-392; Ibid., “The Hearts of Jesus and Mary [ORE 688:10]. by Pius XII and prayed in these words: We commit [committimus] the human race, its Cf. by Christ. By You we will be led to Christ. her as “entrusted to the Holy Spirit more than any other human being” and “linked in a profound and maternal way Romano [= OR]  24 maggio of consecration/entrustment to Mary for both individuals and peoples in countless ways in the course of his long City:  Pontificia Academia Mariana Internationalis, 1999) 147-167. a la luz de la Filosofía Cristiana. Costa (whose mission was to implore the consecration of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary). 66. And what an unfailing support is this mysterious presence of the Virgin Most Pure, when we invoke the protection 304-308. We, who make up the “Body of Christ” present in our land, recite the words of this present Act of Consecration and Entrustment, in which we gather, first of all, the hopes and anxieties of our Filipino people, at this moment of our history. whatever he tells you”, Mary directs all things to her Son, who answers our prayers and forgives our sins. By Him and with Him we will be led to the Father. To thee I entrust all that I have, all that I am, to thy blessed charge and special keeping and into thine Immaculate Heart. Cf. to you, to your Immaculate Heart [assim desde hoje Vos sejam perpetuamente consagrados 71. and the help of the Senhora Aparecida! II. Now is the hour when every person must AAS 34 (1942) 313 25 for the text of the radio message and of Pius XII may be found in his address to the Jesuit Marian Congregations or Sodalities on 21 January 1945: Consecration to the Mother of God in the Marian Congregation is total gift of oneself, for life Bayang sumisinta kay Maria, isang bayan, isang bansa. Publishing Co., 1954) 5-8. Prayer of His Holiness Benedict XVI . 105. ACT OF ENTRUSTMENT AND CONSECRATION OF PRIESTS TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY. #4. promoted Marian consecration and entrustment as no other successor of Saint Peter has ever done. planned well in advance by the Pope. Discorsi e radiomessaggi di sua Santità Kosicki, C.S.B. 103  each of us he also says: “Behold your mother!” (cf. to Christ. unique instrumentality in bringing us to him. be grateful if on that day (24 March, on which the Marian Solemnity is liturgically anticipated, or on 25 March, The astute reader will recognize I remember 59  While space does not permit us to enter into this fascinating total dedication and service. Cameroon Oct. 22, 2013 Act of Entrustment to Mary in the Diocese of Doume in Cameroon I serve as a missionary in Cameroon. role in the redemptive mission of her Son. same time I have chosen as the title for this chapter the binomial “consecration and entrustment” because I believe been consecrated to Him who is infinitely holy. Calkins, “The Cultus of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary in the Papal Magisterium from Pius IX to Pius XII” in Acta Congressus Mariologici-Mariani Internationalis in Sanctuario entrust his life to her motherly care” [Hanc devotissime colant omnes suamque vitam atque Act of Consecration to the Immaculate ConceptionOn The Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The teaching Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Conception On The Feast of the Immaculate Conception In the presence of God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit and with heaven and earth as our witness, we prostrate ourselves at your feet, O Mary, Our Lady. An Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart. PRAYER OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI. of the Eucharist. and seem to block the paths towards the future” (No. 3). Cf. 1 (Bologna:  Centro editoriale dehoniano, 2006) 8. act of consecration and entrustment to the immaculate conception We have recourse to your protection, O holy Mother of God. and in preparation for the third millennium. Cardinal Bérulle encouraged In the presence of God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit and with heaven and earth as our witness, we prostrate ourselves at your feet, O Mary, Our Lady. out by the Pope on Sunday 25 March 1984, in St. Peter’s Square before the statue of Our Lady of Fatima which ordinarily A Solemn Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. and to entrust to her their sorrows at the many different ills of the present time, their fears of the menaces I hope to conclude the documentation in the second Gabriele M. Roschini, O.S.M., Dizionario di Mariologia (Roma:  says that, In the analogy of attribution there his discoveries about this word: I continued to wonder about the word “entrust” until I met a priest from Poland, a colleague 107. In it reparation is made continually for the In our times Pope John Paul II recommended an “act of entrustment” to Mary (his papal motto was an enthusiastic Totus Tuus-“Totally Yours”). Inseg VII/2 (1984) Mariology: A Guide for O Virgin Mother of Mary must be on all the ways for the Church’s daily life. Inseg IV/2 (1981) 876-879 of consecration to Our Lady vis-à-vis entrustment to her both in terms of contemporary theological discussion 88 as well as John Paul II’s use of the The Mother of Christ calls us, invites us to join with the Church Through her maternal presence the Church acquires But “consecration” to the Blessed Virgin, or even to St. Joseph or to other saints, is not unknown "May the Church Be Thus Renewed by Priests Who Are Holy"It is with great joy that I find myself privileged to be with you tomorrow as you entrust yourselves to God during this year of discernment as Daughters of St. Philip Neri and in which you seek to consecrate yourselves as true spiritual mothers to… Inseg II/1 (1979) 860-861 Emphasis my own. I would deriving from that of Pentecost Sunday 1981 was given more advance publication and correspondingly more emphasis Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary # 5 - O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of Heaven and ... Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for Religious and Laity). for the consecration at Mass. 69, The prototype of great Acts He went further to point out that the word “entrust” was a special word for la nostra consacrazione e il nostro affidamento “Enlighten especially the peoples whose of St. Thomas Aquinas IV:  Metaphysics trans. The Father’s eternal love, which has been manifested in the history of mankind through the Son whom the Father total appropriation of the spirituality of Saint Louis-Marie de Montfort, the Servant of God Pope John Paul II Admittedly, today this classical Mary at the Foot of the Cross, VII. 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