||EXALTATION OF THE IMMACULATE HEART
Queen of the Most Holy
Rosary, in this tragic hour of the world's history, we entrust and consecrate ourselves to
your Immaculate Heart, our only refuge, our hope, our salvation. Have pity on this world,
torn by the most terrible conflicts, burning with the fires of hate, victim of its own
sins. May your Heart be moved at the sight of so much ruin, pain and sorrow.
We consecrate to your maternal heart our
persons, our families, our country--the whole of humanity. Protect and save us!
O Heart of Mary, source of true love, fill our
selfish hearts with divine charity and with that true brotherly love without which there
can never be peace. Grant that men and nations may understand and fulfill the precept of
your Divine Son, LOVE ONE ANOTHER, in order that true peace may be firmly established in
the Justice and Truth of Christ.
Pius XII from the book The Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus