Holy Mary Virgin of Fatima:
With renewed gratitude for your maternal presence we join our voice to that of all the generations who call you blessed. We celebrate in you the works of God, who never tires of looking down with mercy upon humanity, afflicted with the wound of sin, to heal it and save it.
Accept with the benevolence of a Mother the act of consecration that we perform today with confidence, before this image of you that is so dear to us. We are certain that each of us is precious in your eyes and that nothing of all that lives in our hearts is unknown to you. We let ourselves be touched by your most sweet regard and we welcome the consoling caress of your smile.
Hold our life in your arms: bless and strengthen every desire for good; revive and nourish faith; sustain and enlighten hope; awaken and animate charity; guide all of us along the path of holiness. Teach us your own preferential love for the little and the poor, for the excluded and the suffering, for sinners and the downhearted. Bring everyone under your protection and entrust everyone to your beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus.
The translation of the prayer of consecration recited by Pope Francis in consecrating the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by Joseph Trabbic. Vatican City, October 13, 2013 (Zenit.org) © Innovative Media Inc.