August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and so today we look at the history of the Immaculate Heart. What does devotion to the Immaculate Heart mean and how might we incorporate this devotion into our everyday spirituality? I’ll offer some suggestions.
EXALTATION OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY by Pius XII
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, in this tragic hour of the world’s history, we entrust and consecrate ourselves to your Immaculate Heart, our only refuge, our hope, our salvation. Have pity on this world, torn by the most terrible conflicts, burning with the fires of hate, victim of its own sins. May your Heart be moved at the sight of so much ruin, pain and sorrow.
We consecrate to your maternal heart our persons, our families, our country–the whole of humanity. Protect and save us!
O Heart of Mary, source of true love, fill our selfish hearts with divine charity and with that true brotherly love without which there can never be peace. Grant that men and nations may understand and fulfill the precept of your Divine Son to love one another, in order that true peace may be firmly established in the Justice and Truth of Christ.
THE DAILY OFFERING TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and suffering of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world.
I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sins, the reunion of all Christians;
I offer them for the intentions of our Bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.
Immaculate Heart of Mary from Catholic Encyclopedia
Christus Vincit Podcast
Jacob Heringman – Josquin des Prez Lute Settings – “Gintzler:Part II: Ave Maria” from Magnatune.com
Briddes Roune – Lenten is Come – “Sante Marie Viergene” from Magnatune.com
Jessica Smith-Wright – “Straight to Your Heart” from Podsafe Music
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#67 – The Heart of the Immaculata