If you have a deep devotion to our Lady, you might consider the Dedication of a Child to Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Why Dedicate Your Child to Our Lady of Guadalupe?
To consecrate your child to the Blessed Virgin, is to entrust the child under our Lady’s care in a very special way.
Our Lady helps us to help us remain faithful to our baptismal consecration. She always leads us to her son. She always says, “Do whatever he tells you.” She helps us to be like her son.
St Josemaria Escriva said:
“f you seek Mary, you will find Jesus. And you will learn a bit more about what is in the heart of a God who humbles himself, discarding all manifestations of his power and majesty to take the form of a servant.”The Way, by St. Josemaria Escriva
How to Make the Dedication of a Child to Our Lady of Guadalupe
Simply pray the prayer below before an image of our Lady of Guadalupe.
Dedication of a Child to Our Lady of Guadalupe
Your message of love and care on Tepeyac Hill
floated like a lilting lullaby
into the fresh golden dawn.
Softly you called to Juan Diego,
“least of your sons,”
a man of middle years,
but guileless and childlike in spirit.
Through him you invited all your children to come to you,
the ever-virgin Mother of God,
to look to you as a mother
who wanted only to show a mother’s love.
You would give them whatever they needed,
help and protection,
strength and comfort.
As a lasting proof you left us
your own marvelous picture,
unpainted by any human hand.
Today we bring to you
our child N.___________ (as yet Unborn).
May this little one always know
and love you as holy Mary,
Mother of the true God
in whom we live and have our being.
May this new soul,
fresh breathed forth from the creator,
giving life to the body,
be like the soul of Juan Diego,
simple, pure and good.
Dear Lady of Guadulupe,
touch this petal of our hearts
with the wintry roses of Tepeyac,
so that a fragrant joy and peace
may spread along its path of earthly life,
reminding men of you
and sweetly drawing them to your waiting heart.
Take this child as your own.
Lady lovely and demure,
enfolded in the mantle of your care,
until the day when in a new land,
all your children join with you,
their merciful mother,
endlessly giving praise and thanks
to God the Father,
Son and Holy Spirit.
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