Visitation / Queenship of Mary: Pope Pius XII Marian Consecration

From 11 October 1954, Ad caeli Reginam

  1. Since we are convinced, after long and serious reflection, that great good will accrue to the Church if this solidly established truth shines forth more clearly to all, like a luminous lamp raised aloft, by Our Apostolic authority We decree and establish the feast of Mary’s Queenship, which is to be celebrated every year in the whole world on the 31st of May. We likewise ordain that on the same day the consecration of the human race to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary be renewed, cherishing the hope that through such consecration a new era may begin, joyous in Christian peace and in the triumph of religion.
  2. Let all, therefore, try to approach with greater trust the throne of grace and mercy of our Queen and Mother, and beg for strength in adversity, light in darkness, consolation in sorrow; above all let them strive to free themselves from the slavery of sin and offer an unceasing homage, filled with filial loyalty, to their Queenly Mother. Let her churches be thronged by the faithful, her feast-days honored; may the beads of the Rosary be in the hands of all; may Christians gather, in small numbers and large, to sing her praises in churches, in homes, in hospitals, in prisons. May Mary’s name be held in highest reverence, a name sweeter than honey and more precious than jewels; may none utter blasphemous words, the sign of a defiled soul, against that name graced with such dignity and revered for its motherly goodness; let no one be so bold as to speak a syllable which lacks the respect due to her name.
  3. All, according to their state, should strive to bring alive the wondrous virtues of our heavenly Queen and most loving Mother through constant effort of mind and manner. Thus will it come about that all Christians, in honoring and imitating their sublime Queen and Mother, will realize they are truly brothers, and with all envy and avarice thrust aside, will promote love among classes, respect the rights of the weak, cherish peace. No one should think himself a son of Mary, worthy of being received under her powerful protection, unless, like her, he is just, gentle and pure, and shows a sincere desire for true brotherhood, not harming or injuring but rather helping and comforting others.

Most Holy Virgin Mary, tender Mother of all, to fulfill the desires of the Sacred Heart and the request of the Vicar of your Son on earth, we consecrate ourselves and our families to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and we recommend to you, all the people of our country and all the world.

Please accept our consecration, dearest Mother, and use us as you wish to accomplish your designs upon the world.

O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and Queen of the World, rule over us, together with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, Our King. Save us from the spreading flood of modern paganism; kindle in our hearts and homes the love of purity, the practice of a virtuous life, an ardent zeal for souls, and a desire to pray the rosary more faithfully.

We come with confidence to you, O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love. Inflame us with the same Divine Fire which has inflamed your own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Make our hearts and homes your shrine, and through us, make the Heart of Jesus, together with your rule, triumphant in every heart and home. Amen.


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7 responses to “Visitation / Queenship of Mary: Pope Pius XII Marian Consecration

  1. Aussie Mum


  2. sanfelipe007


    This Saturday is the third First Saturday. 60 percent of the way! I feel like I am riding a gentle wave of grace.

  3. pelerin

    ‘Everywhere in the world?’ I had no idea it was the Feast of Mary’s Queenship today. In my English Catholic diary today is marked as’The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.’

  4. Joisy Goil

    I didn’t know that today was the Feast Of Mary’s Queenship either. I was delighted to see this and printed it out and shared it with my rosary club friends. All of us are cradle Catholics but none of us knew about this feast day.

    Thank you, Fr. George, we said the rosary and the consecration prayer at our rosary meeting and everyone said they would say both the rosary and consecration prayer tonight with their families .

  5. Aussie Mum

    Just before the Feast of our Queen and Mother, the Real Madrid Football Club, after winning the EUFA Champions League Final and returning home from France to a tumultuous welcome, went to the Almudena Cathedral to offer their Champions League trophy to Our Lady; and it wasn’t the first time they have done this. I found the news both heart-warming and heartening and thought others here might too.

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