Pius XII “It is a real joy for us to welcome you all here within the very own home of the common father of the Christians. Your presence naturally recalls to our mind the very pleasant days we had once, the privilege of passing in the great capital of the British Empire. But it also summons up other memories of those heroes of the Faith, St Edward, St Thomas Becket, St John Fisher and St Thomas More who shed a supreme and unfading glory on your country. To their protection we commend you all. You know very well you have had experience now of the dangers and uncertainties of life in the midst of a war. Make one thing certain let you all keep always close to God.”
Prayer of Pope Pius XII – Consecration To The Blessed Virgin
to fulfill the desires of the Sacred Heart and the request of the Vicar of your Son on earth, we consecrate ourselves and our families
to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and we recommend to you, all the people of our country
and all the world.Please accept our consecration, dearest Mother, and use us as you wish to accomplish your designs upon the world.
O Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and Queen of the World, rule over us, together with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, Our King. Save us from the spreading flood of modern paganism; kindle in our hearts and homes the love of purity, the practice of a virtuous life, an ardent zeal for souls,
and a desire to pray the rosary more faithfully.
We come with confidence to you, O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love. Inflame us with the same Divine Fire which has inflamed your own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Make our hearts and homes your shrine, and through us, make the Heart of Jesus, together with your rule, triumphant in every heart and home.