Act of Consecration to Our Lady of Guadalupe

O Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, most perfect, holy and ever Virgin Mother of the God, please listen to the prayers of thy humble, worthless children. O Mother of the God of Truth, through Whom everything was made and through Whom everything is kept in existence, thou didst ask that a church be built for thee. Grant us the joy and grace to be living churches, dedicated to thy service and thy honor, so that through thee, with thee and in thee, we may exalt our God and maker; make Him manifest in our daily lives and bring Him and give Him to all those around us. 
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Thou didst patiently bear with Juan Diego and all his faults and failings. Therefore, filled with this confidence in thy mercy and compassion, we consecrate to thee all that we are, with all our personal faults and failings; we consecrate to thee all whom we love, with all their faults and failings; and we consecrate to thee our imperfect works, with all their faults and failings. For we know that “the foolish things of the world hath God chosen, that He may confound the wise; and the weak things of the world hath God chosen, that He may confound the strong” (1 Cor. 1:37). 
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Help and guide us—who love thee, seek thee and trust thee—in our efforts to serve thee, so that we may be for thee the eyes through which you seek out the wretched and the sinful; that we may be for thee ears, which listen with compassion and mercy to the plight and needs of thy people; that we may be for thee a mouth, which consoles and counsels the countless suffering souls weighed down by sin, sorrow, sadness or even persecution; that may we be for thee hands, which bring relief to the poor and tend to the sick, the aged and the dying; that may we be for thee feet, to bring thy merciful motherly presence and protection to the most abandoned souls. For thou didst promise to hear their weeping, their complaints and heal all their sorrows, hardships and sufferings. 
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Let us not fear to do thy work; nor fear the fatigue and trouble that this mission will cause us. We will, out of love for thee, put forth our best effort. We promise to make thee more known and more loved; we will instill a devotion and confidence towards thee in hearts of all whom we shall meet, even the greatest of sinners and we will lead souls into thy service and place them under thy protection. 
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Keep from our minds and hearts all discouragement, disturbance, sadness and sorrow, and remind us often that thou art our Mother, and that we are safe in the hollow of thy mantle, under thy shadow and protection. Be thou the source of our strength, our joy, our zeal and our confidence; guide us safely through the snares of the devil and wicked people; obtain for us the courage and wisdom needed to fight for the Faith in these evil times; purge, purify and sanctify our souls; help us make worthy reparation for our sins and grant us the grace of final perseverance and a holy death, so that we may see and bless thee for all eternity in Heaven. Amen.
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Our Lady of Guadalupe, we confidently turn to thee.
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Our Lady of Guadalupe, we fervently pray to thee.
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Our Lady of Guadalupe, we consecrate ourselves to thee.
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PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
by Pope Saint Pius X
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Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mystical Rose, make intercession for the holy Church, protect the Sovereign Pontiff, help all those who invoke thee in their necessities, and since thou art the ever Virgin Mary and Mother of the true God, obtain for us, from thy most holy Son, the grace of keeping our faith; a sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life; a burning charity and the precious gift of final perseverance. Amen. (SAY THREE HAIL MARYS FOR NORTH, SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA).
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This prayer was approved and enriched with an indulgence of five hundred days by Pope St. Pius X at an audience held on August, 1908, and was included in the official edition of approved indulgenced prayers (1950). Raccolta number 389, 500 days Indulgence, Pope St. Pius X audience, August 15, 1908.
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MORNING OFFERING TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE 
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Immaculate Heart of Mary, Heart of my Mother, Our Lady of Guadalupe, I unite to thy purity, thy sanctity, thy zeal and thy love, all my thoughts, words, actions, and sufferings of this day, that there may be nothing in me that does not become, through thee, a pleasure to Jesus, a profit to souls, and an act of reparation for the offenses against thy Heart. Amen.

LITANY TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
Lord, have mercy on us. 
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
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God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, Have mercy on us.
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Holy Mary of Guadalupe, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Mother of the Americas, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Star of Evangelization, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Perfect and Ever-Virgin, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Mother of the True God, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Mother worthy of honor and veneration,pray for us.
Holy Mary, Mother most merciful, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Mother of those who love thee and have confidence in thee, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Mother of those who cry to thee and search for thee, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Mother who cures all our pains, miseries and sorrows, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Mother who remedies and alleviates our sufferings, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Mother who keeps us under her compassionate and merciful gaze, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Mother who shows us help, love and compassion, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Mother who chooses those who are humble and simple, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Mother who graciously repays all who serve her, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Mother who keeps us under her shadow and protection, pray for us.
Holy Mary, Mother who carries us in her embrace,pray for us.
Holy Mary, Fountain of our joy, pray for us.
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Good St. Joseph, pray for us.
St. Juan Diego, pray for us. 
All Angels and Saints, pray for us. 
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Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, 
spare us O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, 
have mercy on us.
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V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, 
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
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Let us pray:
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Rose of Heaven, graciously intercede for the Church of God. Protect the Sovereign Pontiff and have pity on all who call upon thee in grief and need. Mother of God and ever Virgin Mary, obtain from thy Son the grace that we may preserve our Faith and our Hope amidst life’s bitterness and sorrow. Make true charity burn brightly in our hearts, each and every day, until thou dost bring us safely to the vision of thy Most Holy Son, Who is our God and Savior. Amen.
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THE MEMORARE OF GUADALUPE
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Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary of Guadalupe, that in thy celestial apparitions on the mount of Tepeyac, thou didst promise to show thy compassion and pity towards all who, loving and trusting thee, seek thy help and call upon thee in their necessities and afflictions. 
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Thou didst promise to listenen to our supplications, to dry our tears and to give us consolation and relief. Never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, either for the common welfare, or in personal anxieties, was left unaided. 
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Inspired with this confidence, we fly unto thee, O Mary, ever Virgin Mother of the True God! Though grieving under the weight of our sins, we come to prostrate ourselves in thy august presence, certain that thou wilt deign to fulfill thy merciful promises. We are full of hope that, standing beneath thy shadow and protection, nothing will trouble or afflict us, nor need we fear illness, or misfortune, or any other sorrow. 
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Thou hast decided to remain with us through thy admirable image, thou who art our Mother, our health and our life. Placing ourselves beneath thy maternal gaze and having recourse to thee in all our necessities, we need do nothing more. O Holy Mother of God, despise not our petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer us (mention your request here).
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Five Hail Marys…in gratitude for the four apparitions to Juan Diego and the one to Juan Bernardino.
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PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mystical Rose, intercede for thy Holy Church; protect the Sovereign Pontiff; help all those who invoke thee in their necessities; and since thou art the ever Virgin Mary and Mother of the true God, obtain for us from thy most holy Son the grace of keeping our faith; of maintaining a sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life; a burning charity and the precious gift of final perseverance.
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Dearest Lady, fruitful Mother of Holiness, teach me thy ways of gentleness and strength. Hear my prayer, offered with deep felt confidence to beg this favor…
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(mention your request here)
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O Mary, conceived without sin, I come to thy throne of grace 
to share the fervent devotion of thy faithful Mexican children 
who call to thee under the glorious title “Guadalupe” — the Virgin who crushed the serpent.
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Queen of Martyrs, whose Immaculate Heart was pierced by seven swords of grief, help me to walk valiantly amid the sharp thorns strewn across my path. Invoke the Holy Spirit of Wisdom to fortify my will to frequent the Sacraments so that, 
thus enlightened and strengthened, I may prefer God to all creatures and shun every occasion of sin.
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Help me, as a living branch of the Vine that is Jesus Christ, to exemplify His divine charity always seeking the good of others. 
Queen of Apostles, aid me to win souls for the Sacred Heart of my Savior. Keep my apostolate fearless, dynamic, and articulate, to proclaim the loving solitude of Our Father in Heaven so that the wayward may heed His pleading and obtain pardon, through the merits of Your Merciful Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
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DEDICATION OF A CHILD 
TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
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Dearest Mother, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Thy message of love and care on Tepeyac Hill, floated like a lilting lullaby into the fresh golden dawn.
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Softly Thou called to Juan Diego, “least of Thine sons,” a man of middle years, but guileless and childlike in spirit. Through him Thy invited all Thine children to come to Thee, the ever-virgin Mother of God, to look to Thee as a Mother who wanted only to show a mother’s love.
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Thou would give them whatever they needed, help and protection; strength and comfort. As a lasting proof Thou left us Thine own marvelous picture, unpainted by any human hand.
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Today we bring to Thee our child N.___________ (perhaps as yet unborn). May this little one always know and love Thee as Holy Mary, Mother of the true God in whom we live and have our being.
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May this new soul, freshly breathed forth from the Creator, giving life to the body, be like the soul of Juan Diego, simple, pure and good. 
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Dear Lady of Guadulupe, touch this petal of our hearts
with the wintry roses of Tepeyac, so that a fragrant joy and peace may spread along its path of earthly life, reminding men of Thee and sweetly drawing them to Thy waiting heart.
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Take this child as Thy own, enfold it in the Mantle of Thy care, until the day when, in a new land, all Thy children will join with Thee, their merciful Mother, endlessly giving praise and thanks to God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.
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A TRIDUUM (3 DAYS) OF PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
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Read the following Scriptural readings and say all the prayers on each of the three days:
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Holy Scripture:
“For I have chosen, and have sanctified this place, that my name may be there for ever, and my eyes and my heart may remain there perpetually.” (2 Paralipomenon [Chronicles] 7:16)
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“Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array?” (Canticle of Canticles 6:9).
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Say three Hail Marys
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“I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. In me is all grace of the way and of the truth, in me is all hope of life and of virtue. Come over to me, all ye that desire me, and be filled with my fruits. For my spirit is sweet above honey, and my inheritance above honey and the honeycomb. My memory is unto everlasting generations.” (Ecclesiasticus 24:24-28).
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Prayer:
O God, Thou hast been pleased to bestow upon us unceasing favors, by having placed us under the special protection of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. Grant us, Thy humble servants, who rejoice in honoring her today upon earth, the happiness of seeing her face to face in Heaven. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
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Prayer:
Remember, O most gracious Virgin of Guadalupe, that in thy apparitions on Mount Tepeyac thou didst promise to show pity and compassion to all who, loving and trusting thee, seek thy help and protection.
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Accordingly, listen now to our supplications and grant us consolation and relief. We are full of hope that, relying on thy help, nothing can trouble or affect us. As thou hast remained with us through thy admirable image, so now obtain for us the graces we need. Amen.

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