01 June 2015

In Honor of Trinity Sunday

Dom Mark Kirby, OSB, wrote a beautiful piece last September on the strongly liturgical and Trinitarian piety of Blessed Columba Marmion.  In it he quotes and explains Blessed Columba's Prayer of Consecration to the Holy Trinity.  I hope to quote from another passage on the liturgy in the next few days, but in honor of yesterday's feast, I present this beautiful prayer to you:

Consecration to the Blessed Trinity

Eternal Father, prostrate in humble adoration at Thy feet, we consecrate our whole being to the glory of Thy Son Jesus, the Word Incarnate. Thou hast established Him King of our souls; submit to Him our souls, our hearts, our bodies, and may nothing within us move without His orders, without His inspirations. Grant that, united to Him, we may be borne to Thy bosom and consumed in the unity of love.

O Jesus, unite us to Thee, in Thy life all holy, entirely consecrated to the Father and to souls. Be Thou our justice, our holiness, our redemption, our all. Sanctify us in truth!

O Holy Ghost, love of the Father and the Son, dwell like a burning furnace of love in the centre of our hearts. Bear our thoughts, affections, and actions, like ardent flame, continually heavenwards into the bosom of the Father. May our whole life be a Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.

O Mary, Mother of Christ, Mother of holy love, fashion us yourself according to the Heart of your Son.


Blessed Columba Marmion, pray for us.

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