Virgin Mary, Queen of the World
Consecration to Mary
Queen of the World
O Mary, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, we hail you as Queen of the World. Together with your divine Son, you rule over all creation, with which you have been endowed, and over which you hold sovereign power for the benefit of all mankind. To the recognition of these, your royal rights, we, of our own accord, gladly and freely join the consecration of ourselves, proclaiming that we belong to you body and soul. We promise to love you, to serve you, and to glorify you. In the unity of the Father and obedience to the Holy Catholic Church, we adore your divine Son and acknowledge him to be our king, and we desire to live always beneath the gentle rule of your maternal scepter. Queen of the World, "reign over us, reign over us with your divine Son" in time and in eternity. Amen.
V. Mary is Queen of the World.
R. She is Queen of each person in particular.
(Saint Catherine Labouré)