Act of Reconsecration
of the Knights of Columbus
to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Prayer of Reconsecration
Dignare me laudare te, Virgo sacrata!
Grant that I may praise you, most Blessed Virgin!
Mother of the Redeemer, the Father chose you before the creation of the world. The Son of God desired you for his mother when He became man to save the human race. You obediently received Him in your womb with an undivided heart, and entrusted God’s Son and yours to Joseph’s care and protection. In your Holy Family may we find protection and inspiration for our own families challenged by a culture hostile to the Truth.
The Holy Spirit loved you as His mystical spouse And filled you with singular gifts. You allowed yourself to be led to your kinswoman Elizabeth, where the Gospel of mankind’s salvation was proclaimed by John the Baptist from the womb of his mother.
To the lowly and trusting Bernadette you identified yourself at Lourdes as the “Immaculate Conception.” In doing so, you remind us that God wants us to be like Him. O Mary Immaculate, help us to live the same holiness that you lived and which you seek to reveal in us through your maternal mediation.
You appeared to Juan Diego and left your image imprinted forever in nature as a sign of your love. Our Lady of Guadalupe, we cannot hide from your humble downward gaze upon all the people of America. Your reminder that you are our Mother gives us certainty in our uncertainty and assurance that you will answer all our needs and provide for them.
O Mother of the human family, Mother of America, and Mother of the Knights of Columbus, we confidently entrust ourselves and our families to you.
Through your intercession, may we zealously listen to and be guided by our Holy Father Francis; may we fearlessly evangelize our communities, our parishes and society at large; may we unselfishly share our gifts with those most in need as true Knights of charity; and may we humbly draw strength for every challenge to life and liberty from the inspiration of our founder, the Venerable Servant of God Father Michael J. McGivney.
Obtain for us strong faith and the grace of eternal salvation. Pray that we might be dedicated entirely to your Son.
We pray that by your motherly care our Order and our hearts, newly consecrated, and belonging totally to God, may be a special portion for Him, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.