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prostrate yourselves with me
last night of the year
rubbio, vicenza

1991.12.31

beloved children, keep watch with me in prayer and in recollection.

spend thus the last hours of this year, which has been marked by grave and important events, for the destiny of all humanity.

prostrate yourselves with me in an act of profound adoration before the eucharistic jesus.

his real presence among you in the eucharist, kept with love in all the tabernacles of the earth, is a light upon your path.

it is a comfort for all your weariness.

it is a balm upon every wound.

it is a joy in all your sorrows.

it is peace which calms every anxiety.

it is the dawn which marks the beginning of each new day of your human life.

prostrate yourselves with me in an act of fervent thanksgiving for all the favours that have been given you, by the love and the providence of your heavenly father.

it is the father who arranges for you every minute of your life, as an expression of his love and of his divine mercy.

you are living within time, in order to bring to realisation a great loving plan of his.

even when you draw away from him, he never abandons you, but prepares for, awaits and brings to completion your every return.

his divine mercy is a heavenly dew which comes down to make fertile the great dryness of this world and to make the desert in which you live blossom with holiness and with life.

you are now entering into the times when the miracle of divine mercy will become manifest to all.

see how humanity lies prostrate and wounded, lacerated and defeated, threatened and stricken, diseased and dying.

of itself it can no longer rise again, unless a great mercy lift it up.

the moment is at hand when the heavenly father will take it up in his arms, will relieve it of evil, will heal it and bring it with him into his delightful garden.

prostrate yourselves with me in an act of intense reparation for the innumerable offences committed against the spirit of the father and of the son, who groans within you with unutterable groanings. how much evil is still committed each day in the world.

the law of god is openly violated.

his name is blasphemed.

his day is profaned.

the value of life is no longer respected.

the number of abortions grows greater and greater.

homicides and crimes, hatred and violence spread.

cruel and bloody wars suddenly break out, threatening the peace of all humanity.

how numerous are the sins against the holy spirit, which are being committed today.

let us pray together, with humility and trust, to invoke the gift of the holy spirit that he come down, as a dew, to purify the earth and to renew the whole world.

do not spend the last hours of this year in noise and dissipation.

prostrate yourselves with me in a prayer of adoration, of thanksgiving and of reparation, to obtain from the father, from the son and from the holy spirit that there may be a shortening of the time of the great tribulation in which you are now living, in order to enter into the new era which now awaits you.

acts of consecration to the immaculate heart of mary (for priests).

virgin of fatima, mother of mercy, queen of heaven and earth, refuge of sinners, we who belong to the marian movement of priests, called to form the cohort of your priests, today consecrate ourselves in a very special way to your immaculate heart.

by this act of consecration we intend to live, with you and through you, all the obligations assumed by our baptismal and priestly consecration.

we further pledge to bring about in ourselves that interior conversion that will free us of all human attachment to ourselves, our career, our comforts, or to easy compromises with the world so that, like you, we may be available only to do always the will of the lord.

and as we resolve to entrust to you, oh mother most sweet and merciful, out priesthood, so that you may dispose of it for all your designs of salvation in this hour of decision that weighs upon the world, we pledge to live it according to your desires, especially as it pertains to a renewed spirit of prayer and penance, the fervent celebration of the holy eucharist and of the liturgy of the hours, the daily recitation of the holy rosary, the offering of holy mass in your honour on the first saturday of every month, and a religious and austere manner of life, that shall be a good example to all.

we further promise you the greatest loyalty to the gospel, of which we shall always be genuine and courageous heralds, even, if necessary, to the shedding of our blood.

we promise loyalty to the church, for whose service we have been consecrated.

above all, we wish to be united with the holy father and the hierarchy, firmly adhering to all their directives, so as to thus set up a barrier to the growing confrontation directed against the magisterium, that threatens the very foundation of the church.

under your maternal protection, we want to be apostles of this sorely needed unity of prayer and love for the pope, on whom we invoke your special protection.

and lastly, we promise to lead the faithful entrusted to our care to a renewed devotion to you.

mindful that atheism is causing shipwreck in the faith to a great number of the faithful, that desecration has entered into the holy temple of god, not sparing even many of our brother priests, and that evil and sin are spreading more and more throughout the world, we make so bold as to lift our eyes trustingly to you, oh mother of jesus and our merciful and powerful mother, and we invoke again today and await from you the salvation of a your children, oh clement, oh loving, oh sweet virgin mary.

(with ecclesiastical approval).

act of consecration to the immaculate heart of mary (for religious and laity).

virgin of fatima, mother of mercy, queen of heaven and earth, refuge of sinners, we who belong to the marian movement consecrate ourselves in a very special way to your immaculate heart.

by this act of consecration we intend to live, with you and through you, all the obligations assumed by our baptismal consecration.

we further pledge to bring about in ourselves that interior conversion so urgently demanded by the gospel, a conversion that will free us of every attachment to ourselves and to easy compromises with the world so that, like you, we may be available only to do always the will of the father.

and as we resolve to entrust to you, oh mother most sweet and merciful, our life and vocation as christians, that you may dispose of it according to your designs of salvation in this hour of decision that weighs upon the world, we pledge to live it according to your desires, especially as it pertains to a renewed spirit of prayer and penance, the fervent participation in the celebration of the eucharist and in the works of the apostolate, the daily recitation of the holy rosary, and an austere manner of life in keeping with the gospel, that shall be to all a good example of the observance of the law of god and the practice of the christian virtues, especially that of purity.

we further promise you to be united with the holy father, with the hierarchy and with our priests, in order to thus set up a barrier to the growing confrontation directed against the magisterium, that threatens the very foundation of the church.

under your protection, we want to be apostles of this sorely needed unity of prayer and love for the pope, on whom we invoke your special protection.

and lastly, insofar as is possible, we promise to lead those souls with whom we come in contact to a renewed devotion to you.

mindful that atheism has caused shipwreck in the faith to a great number of the faithful, that desecration has entered into the holy temple of god, and that evil and sin are spreading more and more throughout the world, we make so bold as to lift our eyes trustingly to you, oh mother of jesus and our merciful and powerful mother, and we invoke again today and await from you the salvation of all your children, oh clement, oh loving, oh sweet virgin mary.

(with ecclesiastical approval).

act of consecration to the most blessed virgin mary for young people (in the spirit of the marian movement of priests).

virgin of fatima, my dearly beloved mother, i who belong to the marian movement, consecrate myself today, in a very special way, to your immaculate heart.

by this solemn act, i offer my whole life to you my heart, my soul, my body and especially this time of my youth in which i am now living.

guide me along the way that jesus has traced out for us, the way of love, of goodness and of sanctity.

help me to flee from sin, from evil and from egoism and to resist temptations to violence, to impurity and to drugs.

i promise you to go to confession often and to receive jesus into my heart as my spiritual food of life, to observe the commandments of god and to walk along the road of love and of purity.

i want to be a witness of unity by my great love for the pope, for my bishop and for my priests.

i love you, oh sweetest mother of mine, and i offer you my youth for the triumph of your immaculate heart in the world.

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