ACT OF CONSECRATION OF A CHRISTIAN FAMILY TO THE HOLY FAMILY

O Jesus, our most loving Redeemer,
Who didst come into the world
to enlighten it by Thy teaching and by Thy example,
and Who didst will to pass the greater part of Thy mortal life
in the poor cottage at Nazareth,
in humble subjection to Mary and Joseph,
thus sanctifying that Family
which was to be the model of all Christian families;
graciously receive this family
which dedicates and consecrates itself to Thee this day.
Do Thou protect us,
do Thou watch over us!
Do Thou bestow upon us Thy holy fear,
peace, concord, and Christian love;
that so, by the imitation of Thy family
as our pattern and model,
we may each and all obtain everlasting happiness.

O Mary, loving Mother of Jesus and our Mother,
by thy gracious intercession
make this humble dedication acceptable to Jesus
and obtain for us His graces and blessings.

Saint Joseph,
holy guardian of Jesus and Mary,
assist us by thy prayers in all our spiritual and temporal necessities;
so that, with Mary and with thee,
we may for all eternity bless
and thank our Divine Redeemer, Jesus.

Amen.

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