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Prayer of Consecration
May 10, 2022

On the occasion of the Consecration of the University of Dallas to Our Lady of Guadalupe, May 6, 2022

 

Remember, O most gracious Virgin of Guadalupe,

that in your heavenly apparitions on the mount of Tepeyac,

you promised to show your compassion and pity toward all

who, loving and trusting you,

seek your help and call upon you in their necessities and afflictions.

You promised to hear our supplications, to dry our tears,

and to give us consolation and relief.

 

Look down with mercy upon this university.

We wish to show you our filial love

and to render to you our homage by this solemn act.

We come to offer you our whole being, body and soul,

faculties and senses, our life with all its sorrows and joys,

all that we possess, all that we are, all that we love.

 

O Virgin of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas!

We consecrate ourselves and the University of Dallas

to your Immaculate Heart.

Receive us as your children,

as you received our brother Juan Diego, least of your sons.

May your Heart be for all us clergy, professors, staff, students,

young people, adult and elderly, healthy and sick,

absent, present and fallen away

the path that leads to God.

 

Reign over us, O Beloved Mother, O Mystical Rose,

so that we may be yours both in prosperity and in adversity,

in joy and in sorrow, in health and in sickness, in life and in death.

From this moment, you are the Queen and Mother

of the University of Dallas, and those that belong to her.

Look after our spiritual and temporal well-being,

hear our prayers and console us

in the sorrows and tribulations of this life

and particularly at the hour of our death.

We want to call down upon our university,

our country and the whole world, 

the peace of God in justice and charity.

 

Dear Lady of Guadalupe,

touch this petal of our hearts with the wintry roses of Tepeyac,

so that a fragrant joy and peace

may spread along its path of earthly life,

reminding those of us here, of you,

and sweetly drawing us to your waiting heart.

 

O Mother of fair love, inflame our hearts, our homes

and this university,

with the divine fire to keep us faithful to our duty

and to become, with the grace of God,

zealous apostles toward our neighbors

and by our example, our sacrifices and prayers,

bringing them to the practice of the true Faith.

 

May the reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, together with your reign,

enter the University of Dallas,

our Queen and our Mother, O most gracious Virgin of Guadalupe,

so that living truly consecrated to your love and service,

we may one day enjoy eternal happiness

in the presence of the Holy Trinity.

 

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 
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