08 December 2016

Tota Pulchra Es

Today is the great Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, amazingly still considered an actual, all-day, Sunday-through-Saturday Holy Day of Obligation. If you have not yet heard Mass today, consider the 6:30pm Solemn High Mass at St. Francis de Sales Oratory.

As Mary, the Immaculate Conception, is the primary patroness of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, the faithful who assist at Mass at an Institute apostolate may obtain a plenary indulgence, under the usual conditions.

Daily Consecration of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest to the Blessed Virgin Mary 

In the presence of God Almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, and with heaven and earth as our witness, we prostrate ourselves at thy feet, O Mary, Our Lady. 

We acknowledge Thee as our Mother, as the Immaculate Conception, living tabernacle of the Divinity, as Queen of angels and of men, as Mother of the Church and of the Catholic priesthood, and as refuge of the afflicted. That is why, small and weak that we are, we wish to consecrate to Thee our Institute, our families, our persons, our works, our future, all that pertains to us and is in us, and which God, in His immeasurable goodness, has entrusted to us for our good use.

We also consecrate to Thee the value of our good actions, past, present, and future, leaving to Thee the entire and full right of disposing of us and all that belongs to us. Mary, be our Mother; sanctify us, purify us, correct us, guide us, pray for us and protect us.

Help us to perfectly fulfill the duties of our state of life. Extinguish in us all self-love, which prevents Thy Divine Son, King and Sovereign Priest, from reigning in and around us.

Cover abundantly with thy maternal protection all the parishes, chapels, schools, works and missions entrusted to the Institute, and mayest Thou forever impede the devil from reigning, in any manner, in this Institute which desires to be entirely Thine for the greater glory of God, the exaltation of our Mother the Holy Catholic Church, and for the conversion of sinners. Amen.

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