O Jesus,* our most loving Savior,* who deigned to come into the world from heaven,* not only to enlighten it by teaching* and by your example* and to save it by death,* but also to spend the greater part of life* in humble obedience to Mary and Joseph* in the obscurity of Nazareth,* thus sanctifying the home* which is the model of all Christian homes:* graciously receive this family* which consecrates itself to you this day.* Protect us and maintain in us, all through life,* your holy fear and love* and true harmony and charity among ourselves,* so that we may imitate your Holy Family,* be one in heart and soul on earth,* and obtain eternal happiness and glory* with you in heaven.
O Mary,* loving Mother of Jesus and Our Mother,* by your merciful intercession* deign to make this humble dedication acceptable to Jesus Christ* so that we may obtain His grace to be a truly Christian family.
St. Joseph,* guardian and supporter of Jesus and Mary,* help us with your powerful prayers* in all our corporal and spiritual needs,* and especially at the hour of our death,* so that we may one day be united in heaven with you* to praise and love Jesus and Mary forever and ever.* Amen.
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