(above is picture taken at Knock Shrine last Thursday)
This last Thursday, on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Ireland was consecrated to Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. A few DFOT staff and volunteers were present and brought all the intentions of the apostolate.
Also, Direction for Our Times spiritual Chaplain, Fr. Darragh Connolly, consecrated the apostolate to Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the same day. The prayer we used is attached below.
Eternal and incarnate Wisdom, most loveable and adorable
Jesus, true God and true man, only Son of the eternal
Father and of Mary always Virgin, we adore you profoundly,
dwelling in the splendour of your Father from all eternity,
and in the virginal womb of Mary, your most worthy Mother,
at the time of your Incarnation.
We turn to you, Mary Immaculate, living tabernacle of God,
in whom Eternal wisdom willed to receive the adoration of
both men and angels. We greet you as Queen of the
Church, for the Church has been made subject to your
sovereignty. This day, with the whole court of heaven as
witness, we choose you, Mary, as our Mother and Queen.
We surrender and consecrate the apostolate of Jesus Christ
the Returning King to you. We ask you to guard and protect
it and all of us in it serving your Son, the Returning King.
We specially consecrate to your Immaculate Heart, Anne,
you beloved daughter and servant. Protect her always.
Make her strong. Bless her with health. Give her courage
and certainty in her leadership. Console her in times of trial
and protect her resolve in the path she has chosen.
We ask you to protect and guide Bishop Leo. Give him
certainty in all his decisions but most especially in the
decisions he makes about this apostolate. We ask that you
surround him with protection in his service as bishop and
that his heart, the heart of a father, be ?lled with love for us
We ask you that through your example and intercession we
may remain faithful to Christ in all we do, both in our
personal lives and in our work.
We ask you to intercede for us in all our decision making,
work and service that we may be worthy representatives of
Christ in the world and that those who meet us may meet
We ask this through Christ The Lord.