Consecration to MaryO Mary, Virgin most powerful and Mother of mercy,Queen of Heaven and Refuge of sinners, we consecrateourselves to thine Immaculate Heart.We consecrate to thee our very being and our whole life;all that we have, all that we love, all that we are. To theewe give our bodies, our hearts and our souls; to thee wegive our homes, our families, our country.We desire that all that is in us and around us may belongto thee, and may share in the benefits of thy motherlybenediction. And that this act of consecration may betruly efficacious and lasting, we renew this day at thyfeet the promises of our Baptism and our first Holy Communion.We pledge ourselves to profess courageously and at alltimes the truths of our holy Faith, and to live as befitsCatholics who are duly submissive to all the directions ofthe Pope and the Bishops in communion with him.We pledge ourselves to keep the commandments of Godand His Church, in particular to keep holy the Lord's Day.We likewise pledge ourselves to make the consolingpractices of the Christian religion, and above all, HolyCommunion, an integral part of our lives, in so far as weshall be able so to do.Finally, we promise thee, O glorious Mother of God andloving Mother of men, to devote ourselves wholeheartedly to the service of thy blessed cult, in order tohasten and assure, through the sovereignty of thineImmaculate Heart, the coming of the kingdom of the Sacred Heart of thine adorable Son, in our own hearts andin those of all men, in our country and in all the world, asin heaven. so on earth. Amen.
Evening Examine1) Follow Jesus. Reflect on whether we lived our commitment tobe a follower of Jesus. How well today did we follow Jesus in ourpersonal vocation as: religious, single, married, mother, teacher,therapist, nurse, minister, etc. By the way I did or did not followJesus, in any way, did I set a bad example or cause scandal to anyone who knew I am a Christian?2) Use Of Time. How was my time spent today: well, disciplined,procrastinating or wasted. Did I waste time watching TV, watchingsports, going on Line, FaceBook, playing video games?3) God’s Will. In what area of my life today did I complete God’swill or did not do God’s will? What kept me from doing God’s will?4) Charity. Did I love God above everyone and everything today? Was I charitable or uncharitable with my family, friends,coworkers or the poor. Was I impatient with anyone today?5) Prayer. Did I do my prayers that I was obliged to pray today? Did I rush through them? Did I pray from my heart? Did Imake time to pray? Did I offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass withgreat devotion? Could I have gone to the Latin Mass today? Did Ipray in a proper place? Did I allow worldly distractions to interferewith my prayers?6) Flesh. Did I eat healthy today? Did I get proper rest? Did Igive in to laziness today? Were there any sinful sexual actions orthoughts that I willfully engaged in today? Did I see pornography orshow pornography to others? Did I have custody of the eyes? Did Idress immodestly and provoke others to sin?8) Tongue. Did I gossip today? Did I engage in useless chatter? Did I give bad advice to anyone? Did I use the gift of mytongue to share Jesus with others? Did I say bad words?9) Trust. Did I live my life trusting that God was with me and protecting me? Did I over worry about my health, finances, family orjob?10) Gratitude. Was I grateful for my Catholic faith, my life, family,friends, housing, work, clothing, transportation, health and food today?Act of ContritionO my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee,and I detest all my sins because of thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, myGod, who art all good and deserving of all my love.I firmly resolve with the help of Thy grace to sin no moreand to avoid the near occasion of sin. Amen.
3 Hail Mary NovenaOh, Immaculate Mary, Virgin most Powerful, I beseech you, through that immense Power whichyou have received from the Eternal Father, obtain for me Purity of heart, - Strength to overcome all the enemies of my soul; -and the special favor I implore in my present necessity.(Name It)Mother most pure! Forsake me not, despise not my prayer, graciously hear me for God's glory,your honor, and the welfare of my soul.To obtain this favor I honor your Power by reciting:Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed isthe fruit of thy womb, Jesus.Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of death.AmenOh Virgin Mary, My Mother, through that ineffable Wisdom bestowed upon you by the IncarnateWord of God, I humbly beseech you, obtain for me Meekness and humility of heart; - a perfectknowledge of the divine Will and strength to accomplish it always.Oh Mary, Seat of Wisdom; as a tender Mother lead me in the path of Christian Virtue and perfection; enlighten and enable me to do what is most pleasing to your beloved Son. and obtainmy petition.To obtain this grace I honor your Wisdom by reciting:Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed isthe fruit of thy womb, Jesus.Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of death.Amen.Oh, Mother of Mercy, Mother of penitent sinners, I stand before you sinful and sorrowful, beseeching you through the immense Love given to you by the Holy Spirit for us poor sinners,obtain for me true and perfect contrition for my sins, which I hate and detest with all my heart,because I love God.Mother most Merciful, help me in my present necessity.Turn, then those eyes of Mercy toward us, Oh Clement, Oh Loving oh Sweet Virgin Mary!To obtain this precious gift, I honor Your Loving Mercy by reciting:Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed isthe fruit of thy womb, Jesus.Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of death.Amen."0 Jesus, I promise You to submit myself to allthat You permit to happen to me, make me only know Your Will.”- St. Gianna Molla,Consecration Prayer to Jesus through MaryFiat40: An IntroductionBased off the Exodus90 and Nineveh90 programs, Fiat40 is an opportunity for women to grow closer to God, closer to each other, and closer to the authentic femininitythat we are called to through the season of Lent.Mary served God in all ways. She continually offered a yes, and as a result Godgraced her with the purity needed to fulfill His plan for her. In contrast, when we sayno to God, we turn away from Him and His graces. Thus, we are less equipped tofulfill His plans for us. We are called to be like Mary and offer our own fiats so thatGod can mold us and use us for His plan.Through the season of Lent of prayer, fasting, and aestheticism we choose to morefully submit our lives to God’s will. Disciplining ourselves in this way merits beautiful graces, but it also gives us the opportunities to master self-control and think moreclearly.Fiat40: Our BackgroundFor the past two years men that I know embarked on the Exodus 90 journey, alteringtheir lifestyle to include prayer, fasting, and aesthetic practices. Last year a group ofgirls attempted to complete the Nineveh90 which is similar to Exodus but focuses ona number of Marian prayers (Nineveh can also be completed by either men or womenand was developed in preparation for the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima).When I say attempt, I mean that that is all that it was, an attempt. Before the 90 dayswere over I began reflecting on why my guy friends had been so successful whilewe had not. I came to three conclusions.First, there was a serious lack of accountability in our small group. Whenever one ofus messed up, we would confess to the group and receive a chorus of “that’s ok”,“don’t worry about it”, and “as long your trying”. We were great at encouraging eachother, but not great at holding each other accountable.Second, we never met in person as a group. I believe that in-person check-ins bringaccountability and encouragement to a new level; it also reinforces the communitythat you have formed.Finally, Exodus is aimed at men. Nineveh is aimed at men or women. I came to thebelief that if we were completing a program that were to help us grow in our femininity that we would be more successful because we were growing close to God’s natural plan for us.The next step was to create a program, and on Holy Thursday 2019 I sat in a parkinglot after visiting Seven Churches and my friends and I created an acronym that wouldguide our next steps: FIAT: Faith. Integrity. Accountability. Truth. Over the next fewmonths we looked at both Nineveh and Exodus and created the practices that we believed would merit grace, draw us closer to God, and help us grow as women. Wealso discovered a small program also called FIAT90 that was developed at Benedictine College, and we felt called to shorten it as 40 day Lenten devotion. However, asmost of us were no longer in school many of their practices did not apply, but I willgive them a shout-out for inspiration.
Fiat 40: Disciplines and PracticesDisciplines of Our Bodies: Only eat 3 meals a day, with no snacks between meals (4 meals isalso an option, depending on your lifestyle and schedule) Will go to bed by midnight 6 times a week. After waking up, get out of bed and start your day right away Make time for regular exercise (at least 20 minutes, 4-6 times aweek) Fast from desserts, sweets, and alcohol Fast and abstain from meat on Wednesdays and Fridays (2 smallmeals and 1 large meal, and the 2 small meals when together may notequal the large meal)Disciplines of Our Minds: Will fast from all social media Limited TV and movies – only when with others for a specific purpose Only listen to music that lifts the soul to God No unnecessary purchases (make large purchases with consent ofthe group) No gossip/complainingDisciplines for Our Souls: Spiritual Adoption -- Choose a person who is living, deceased, orunborn (can be known to you or unknown) and spiritually “adopt”them, offering up your prayer and sacrifice Attempt daily Mass Daily Rosary At least 15 minutes of quiet prayer/ Bible Reading daily Weekly Holy Hour Confession every 1-2 weeks 33 day preparation for consecration Morning Offering Nightly examination of conscience and Act of Contrition Attend weekly meetings for accountability and community growth Incorporate a new Marian devotion into your daily prayer life(choose from saying the Angelus 3 times a day, praying the Memorare10 times (St. Mother Theresa’s “Flying Novena”), the Three Hail Marysdevotion, or the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary)**Doing this FIAT 40 is encouraged to be done in small groups with a community ofgirls you are close with for weekly meetings for support and accountability.**Queen of Prophets Pray for usQueen of Apostles Pray for usQueen of Martyrs Pray for usQueen of Confessors Pray for usQueen of Virgins Pray for usQueen of all Saints Pray for usQueen conceived without original sin Pray for usQueen assumed into Heaven Pray for usQueen of the most Holy Rosary Pray for usQueen of Peace Pray for usLamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world . Spare us, O LordLamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world . Graciously hear us, O LordLamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world . Have mercy on usV. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.Let us pray: Lord God, give to Your people the joy of continual health in mind and body. With the prayers of the Virgin Maryto help us, guide us through the sorrows of this life to eternal happiness in the life to come. Grant this through our LordJesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns, with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.The AngelusV. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.Hail Mary, full of grace,The Lord is with Thee;Blessed art thou among women,And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.Holy Mary, Mother of God,Pray for us sinners,Now and at the hour of our death. AmenV. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.R. Be it done unto me according to thy word.Hail Mary, etc.V. And the Word was made Flesh.R. And dwelt among us.Hail Mary, etc.V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.LET US PRAYPour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion andCross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen .
The Litany of the Blessed Virgin MaryLord, have mercy Lord, have mercyChrist, have mercy Christ, have mercyLord, have mercy Lord, have mercyChrist, hear us Christ, graciously hear usGod the Father of Heaven Have mercy on usGod the Son, Redeemer of the world Have mercy on usGod the Holy Spirit Have mercy on usHoly Trinity, One God Have mercy on usHoly Mary Pray for usHoly Mother of God Pray for usHoly Virgin of virgins Pray for usMother of Christ Pray for usMother of divine grace Pray for usMother most pure Pray for usMother most chaste Pray for usMother inviolate Pray for usMother undefiled Pray for usMother most amiable Pray for usMother most admirable Pray for usMother of good counsel Pray for usMother of our Creator Pray for usMother of our Saviour Pray for usVirgin most prudent Pray for usVirgin most venerable Pray for usVirgin most renowned Pray for usVirgin most powerful Pray for usVirgin most merciful Pray for usVirgin most faithful Pray for usMirror of justice Pray for usSeat of wisdom Pray for usCause of our joy Pray for usSpiritual vessel Pray for usVessel of honour Pray for usSingular vessel of devotion Pray for usMystical rose Pray for usTower of David Pray for usTower of ivory Pray for usHouse of gold Pray for usArk of the covenant Pray for usGate of Heaven Pray for usMorning star Pray for usHealth of the sick Pray for usRefuge of sinners Pray for usComforter of the afflicted Pray for usHelp of Christians Pray for usQueen of Angels Pray for usQueen of Patriarchs Pray for us
Common PrayersSign of the Cross Ϯ In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.Glory Be Ϯ Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shallbe, world without end. Amen.The Fatima Prayer: O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especiallythose in most need of Thy mercy.Our Father: Our Father, who art in Heaven; hallowed be Thy Name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on Earth as it isin Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; andlead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.Hail Mary Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thywomb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.Apostles’ Creed I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of Heaven and Earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son,our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate,was crucified, died and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into Heavenand is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the HolySpirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and lifeeverlasting. Amen.Lenten PrayerLook down upon me, good and gentle Jesuswhile before Your face I humbly kneel and,with burning soul, pray and beseech Youto fix deep in my heart lively sentimentsof faith, hope, and charity;true contrition for my sins,and a firm purpose of amendment.While I contemplate, with great love and tender pity,Your five most precious wounds, pondering over them within meand calling to mind the words which David,Your prophet, said to You, my Jesus:“They have pierced My hands and My feet,they have numbered all My bones.”Amen.Hail Holy Queen Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, hail our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry poorbanished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, O mostgracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb,Jesus; O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.Let us pray: O God, whose only-begotten Son, by His life, death and resurrection has purchased for us the rewards ofeternal life; grant, we beseech you, that meditating on these mysteries of the most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary,we may both imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord. AmenPrayer to Saint Michael the Archangel: St Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our defence against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray and do thou, O prince of the heavenly host, by thepower of God, thrust into Hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.Amen.The Memorare: Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known, that anyone who fled to thy protection,implored thy help or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin ofvirgins, my Mother. To thee I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise notmy petition, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
Consecration to Mary O Mary, Virgin most powerful and Mother of mercy, Queen of Heaven and Refuge of sinners, we consecrate ourselves to thine Immaculate Heart. We consecrate to thee our very being and our whole life; all that we have, all that we love, all that we are. To thee