August 22 The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

When I think of the innumerable benefits received from this dear Mother, I am ashamed of myself, for I have never sufficiently appreciated her heart and her hand which have bestowed these benefits upon me with so much love.

-St. Pio of Pietrelcina

 

Prayer of Consecration to Mary

O my Queen and Mother, I give myself entirely to you. To show my devotion to you I consecrate to you this day my eyes, ears, mouth, heart, and whole being without reserve.

Therefore, good Mother, since I am your own, keep me and guard me as your proper and possession.

Amen.