“O Mary, I consecrate to you this first effort of my ministry and under your patronage do I make this beginning.”Fr. Querbes, “Devotion to Mary” (1817) in The Mary-Hearted Catechist, p. 16.
Loving God, we pray that your Church may always remain under the patronage of Mary, Blessed Mother of Jesus. May we, your people, bring forth into the world the eternal Love, Jesus Christ. May Jesus may be adorned and loved! Amen.