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St. Maximilian Kolbe’s act of consecration to the Virgin Mary

MAXIMILIAN KOLBE

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Philip Kosloski - published on 08/14/21

The beloved saint of Auschwitz was deeply devoted to Mary and prayed this prayer of consecration.

St. Maximilian Kolbe loved the Virgin Mary deeply, calling her the Immaculata, and consecrating his entire life to Jesus through the loving hands of Mary.

Here is the act of consecration that he wrote and prayed, trusting that she would draw him closer to her Son, Jesus.

O Immaculata, Queen of Heaven and earth, refuge of sinners and our most loving Mother, God has willed to entrust the entire order of mercy to you.  I, (name), a repentant sinner, cast myself at your feet humbly imploring you to take me with all that I am and have, wholly to yourself as your possession and property.  Please make of me, of all my powers of soul and body, of my whole life, death and eternity, whatever most pleases you.

If it pleases you, use all that I am and have without reserve, wholly to accomplish what was said of you: “She will crush your head,” and, “You alone have destroyed all heresies in the world.”  Let me be a fit instrument in your immaculate and merciful hands for introducing and increasing your glory to the maximum in all the many strayed and indifferent souls, and thus help extend as far as possible the blessed kingdom of the most Sacred Heart of Jesus.  For wherever you enter, you obtain the grace of conversion and growth in holiness, since it is through your hands that all graces come to us from the most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

V. Allow me to praise you, O sacred Virgin.
R. Give me strength against your enemies.

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