ACT OF OBLATIONTO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

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My Queen! my Mother!

I give thee all myself, and,

to show my devotion to thee,

I consecrate to thee my eyes,

my ears, my mouth, my heart, my entire self.

Wherefore, O loving Mother,

as I am thine own,

keep me, defend me,

as thy property and possession.


THE BEATITUDES


Blessed are the poor in spirit,

 for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.


Blessed are the meek,

 for they shall possess the earth.


Blessed are they who mourn,

 for they shall be comforted.


Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for justice,

 for they shall be satisfied.


Blessed are the merciful,

 for they shall obtain mercy.


Blessed are the clean of heart,

 for they shall see God.


Blessed are the peacemakers,

 for they shall be called children of God.


Blessed are they who suffer persecution for justice’ sake,

 for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.


Blessed are you when men reproach you,

and persecute you, and

 speaking falsely, say all manner of evil against you,
 for my sake.