Today we celebrate the beautiful Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It’s a special day for Women of Grace® because we are entrusted to her patronage and protection.
It is a day when I reflect on all that has happened this year and since the founding of Women of Grace® and our parent organization Living His Life Abundantly®, celebrating 30 years this February. I am amazed at all that God has accomplished and my heart is filled with gratitude to have been entrusted with this mission.
Most of all, I am grateful for you, our partners, in this mission to transform the world. We could not do this work without you. And so I ask for Our Lady of Guadalupe to continue to intercede for us and for you with this prayer that helped to launch Women of Grace® at our first national conference in Doylestown, PA:
Lord Jesus Christ, Savior and Redeemer of all mankind; Incarnate Wisdom, at the hour of Your death, You gave to us the Blessed Virgin Mary and willed her to be the Mother of the Church, the mother of us all.
Before this image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which signifies her presence among us, I do formally consecrate Women of Grace®, its mission, and its outreach, to the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
I humbly request the fruit of this consecration to be conversion, healing, reconciliation and salvation. I further petition Our Lady of Guadalupe to instill in the hearts of her daughters an ever deepening understanding and appreciation of the feminine genius, and I ask that through her motherly influence and maternal intercession Our Lady of Guadalupe would lead her daughters to the Sacred Heart of her Son, Jesus Christ.
Hear my prayer, Lord Jesus, through the powerful love of the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Guadalupe. I make this consecration with thanksgiving and trust, and for the spiritual welfare of women everywhere, especially those who are Women of Grace.
May this consecration deepen the virtues of faith, hope and charity. May it bring an awesome reverence for the gift of life, physical and spiritual, and for Your Real Presence enthroned in the Eucharist. May it help us bear witness to the Gospel and live the teachings of the Catholic Church.
And finally, may this consecration help to bring us all to the joy of Your kingdom where You live and reign with the Father and Holy Spirit; one God forever and ever. Amen.
May Our Lady of Guadalupe and her son, Our Lord, Jesus, richly bless you and your families this Advent season. May the abundant life of Jesus Christ be yours and may God bless you!
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