To seek Our Lady’s increased protection, there will be a worldwide consecration of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter and all those entrusted to our care, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on 11 February, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.
In these times of trial within the Church and the world, we are impelled to make this solemn act. Let us strive to prepare ourselves and our apostolates to make this consecration with a generous and trusting heart, praying that this step will obtain for us the graces that we need so much, and that Our Heavenly Mother will look upon us with kindness and gentleness.
Every day, 2-10 of February, we will pray a novena for the FSSP in preparation for this consecration. Please can we ask all members of the Confraternity of St Peter and all our faithful to join in this novena, which we will also be saying at the end of Masses. It will comprise:
- One decade of the Rosary
- The Memorare:
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
On 11th February, the following prayer should be said:
Act of Consecration of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11, 2022
This consecration must be recited on Friday, February 11, 2022 by all the members of the Fraternity; the faithful who wish to do so may join in (same remarks as above for the novena).
O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and Help of Christians, behold this day before thy feet, the priests and seminarians of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, together with all those who, united with us as a spiritual family, place their hope and trust in thee.
O Queen and Mother of all priests, it was by thee that Jesus, the High Priest and Victim, was given unto the world, and He in turn has given thee as Mother to us.
Intercede, therefore, we implore thee, for us thy children, whom thou didst receive and accept at the foot of the Cross. Look with favor upon the work we seek to do for the glory of God and the salvation of souls. Obtain for us by thy prayers the graces we need as members of the one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, to be instructed and enlightened by her Magisterium, to be devoutly zealous for the graces of her Sacraments, and to be unfailingly loyal in our unity with the Vicar of thy Son.
The rest of the text is recited only by priests and seminarians of the Fraternity:
Conscious of our own frailty, and of the hatred of the world for the works of light, we offer this day to thy Immaculate Heart our Priestly Fraternity and beg thee to take it under thy patronage. We chose thee, this day and evermore, as our advocate and Queen, and devote ourselves and all those souls who seek our priestly care, together with all our works and all we have and are, to thy loving protection.
To thee and to thy Immaculate Heart, we entrust and consecrate ourselves. Assist us in our endeavors to spread the Kingdom of thy Son, so that those who have strayed from the truth may once more attend to the teaching of the Church; those separated from her unity may return to the one true fold; those in sin may be restored to a state of grace; and those who have abandoned the Sacraments may return with fervor to receive them.
O Virgin Most Pure, do thou, together with Saint Peter, and all the angels and saints, pray for us all in these times of trial. May thy love and protection be ever upon our Fraternity, so that we may faithfully proclaim the Holy Gospel and bring the Sacraments to ever more souls. Obtain for us by thy prayers that we may persevere in grace until death, when we may be united with thee, our loving Mother, in the house of the Father. Amen.