Consecration to Our Lady of Sorrows

           Most holy Virgin and Queen of Martyrs, Mary, would that I could be in Heaven, there to contemplate the honors rendered to you by the Most Holy Trinity and by the whole Heavenly Court! But since I am still a pilgrim in this vale of tears, receive from me, your unworthy servant and a poor sinner, the most sincere homage and the most perfect act of vassalage a human creature can offer you.

          In your Immaculate Heart, pierced with so many swords of sorrow, I place today my poor soul forever; receive me as a partaker in your sorrows, and never suffer that I should depart from that Cross on which your only begotten Son expired for me. 

          With you, O Mary, I will endure all the sufferings, contradictions, infirmities, with which it will please your Divine Son to visit me in this life. All of them I offer to you, in memory of the sorrows which you suffered during your life, that every thought of my mind, every beating of my heart may henceforward be an act of compassion to your Sorrows, and of complacency for the glory you now enjoy in Heaven.

          Since then, O Dear Mother, I now meditate on your sorrows, and rejoice in seeing you glorified, please also have compassion on me, and reconcile me to your Son Jesus, come on my last day and assist me in my last agony, even as you were present at the Agony of your Divine Son Jesus, that from this painful exile I may go to Heaven, there to be made partaker of your glory.     Amen.