Virgin of Fatima, Mother of Mercy, Queen of Heaven and
Earth, Refuge of Sinners, we who belong to the Marian Movement of Priests,
called to form the cohort of your priests, today consecrate ourselves in a very
special way to your Immaculate Heart.
By this act of consecration we intend to live, with you
and through you, all the obligations assumed by our baptismal and priestly
We further pledge to bring about in ourselves that
interior conversion that will free us of all human attachment to ourselves, our
career, our comforts, or to easy compromises with the world so that, like you,
we may be available only to do always the Will of the Lord.
And as we resolve to entrust to you, O Mother most sweet and merciful, our
priesthood, so that you may dispose of it for all your designs of salvation in
this hour of decision that weighs upon the world, we pledge to live it according
to your desires, especially as it pertains to a renewed spirit of prayer and
penance, the fervent celebration of the Holy Eucharist and of the Liturgy of the
Hours, the daily recitation of the holy rosary, the offering of Holy Mass in
your honor on the first Saturday of every month, and a religious and austere
manner of life, that shall be a good example to all.
We further promise you the greatest loyalty to the
Gospel, of which we shall always be genuine and courageous heralds, even, if
necessary, to the shedding of our blood. We promise loyalty to the Church, for
whose service we have been consecrated.
Above all, we wish to be united with the Holy Father
and the hierarchy, firmly adhering to all their directives, so as thus to set up
a barrier to the growing confrontation directed against the Magisterium, that
threatens the very foundation of the Church.
Under your maternal protection, we want moreover to be
apostles of this sorely needed unity of prayer and love for the Pope, on whom we
invoke your special protection.
And lastly, we promise to lead the faithful entrusted
to our care to a renewed devotion to you.
Mindful that atheism has caused shipwreck in the faith to a great number of the
faithful, that desecration has entered into the holy temple of God, not sparing
even many of our brother-priests, and that evil and sin are spreading more and
more throughout the world, we make so bold as to lift our eyes trustingly to
you, O Mother of Jesus and our merciful and powerful Mother, and we invoke again
today and await from you the salvation of all your children, O clement, O
loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
(with ecclesiastical approval)