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8.  Confraternity Prayers


 
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of your loving Mother, I love you and I consecrate myself to You, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Transform my heart, by allowing your thoughts, your will, and your love, to be my life. Jesus, take possession of my whole being, that I may love your Father through You, with You, and in You, for You are my faithful Spouse. (2 Cor. 11:2) 




Mother, I consecrate myself to your Immaculate Heart. Jesus said, “Woman, behold your son. Son behold your Mother”. I surrender my entire life into your hands.


Mother, I accept, with love, all suffering from the chalice of the Father. I unite it with all of my life, to your fiat at the Annunciation. I promise never to leave you standing alone at the foot of the cross.

As my Mother, receive me into your Immaculate Heart, as a victim of Divine Love. May the Blessed Trinity, pour forth, through your Immaculate Heart, all the graces necessary for me to remain steadfast and faithful to this consecration. Mother, as Queen of all hearts, please summons the holy angels and saints to assist me in this call. To God be the glory! Amen.  

 

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do you, O prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls.




Confraternity of the Franciscans of Our Lady of the Holy Family


I (your name) promise to live the spirituality of the confraternity of the Franciscans of Our Lady of the Holy Family for one year (or until the renewal of this promise).


In particular, I resolve to witness fidelity to the Roman Catholic Church. I resolve to take seriously my spiritual life by fostering daily prayer, renewing our consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. I will seek to grow in knowledge of the Church and the spiritual life by good spiritual reading.

I desire to pray daily the five-decade rosary out of love for our Lady. Knowing the gift of daily Mass I ask the Lord for the grace to be always be able to attend it. Knowing the importance of mutual support I will make it a priority to be present at our gatherings whenever it is possible. I will pray for the grace to do some simple fast.

I promise to foster modesty in my appearance and by avoiding offensive entertainment. I will seek to do some form of work of mercy be it prayer for the souls in purgatory or helping the Church, the family, the needy in accordance with prudence and right order.

Finally I will lift up the confraternity, families, friends, benefactors and intentions to our Lord and our Lady.  I recognize that the Lord has raised up this confraternity to be a leaven of holiness in our society. It is my desire to give this gift to God out of gratitude to Him.

All for the honor and glory of God. Amen.