I am mourning with you; nevertheless, let us remain obedient and resigned to the hand of God that has been striking us such harsh blows recently, even though we are already overwhelmed with grief. Let us carry and kiss the cross that our good Jesus has given us, asking him and the Most Holy Virgin for the strength and the courage to carry it according to their example, without letting ourselves be overcome.
-St. Bernadette Soubirous
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.