This year (2022) we consecrated our Campus to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. You can actively participate and renew this consecration daily through a short consecration prayer to Mary, found below, a spiritual practice I highly recommend. And if you’re interested in reading/praying the Campus Consecration, you can find that on this page as well.
To explore a more in-depth consecration to Mary check out the links in this post.
Daily Consecration to Mary
My Queen and my Mother, I give myself entirely to you, and, in proof of my affection, I give you my eyes, my ears, my tongue, my heart, my whole being without reserve. Since I am your own, keep me and guard me as your property and possession. Amen.
Consecration of UNC Asheville to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Most Holy Trinity, Our Father in Heaven, who chose Mary as the fairest of your daughters; Holy Spirit, who chose Mary as your spouse; God the Son, who chose Mary as your Mother; in union with Mary, we adore your majesty and acknowledge your supreme, eternal dominion and authority.
Most Holy Trinity, we put the University of North Carolina at Asheville into the hands of Mary Immaculate in order that she may present the university to you. Through her we wish to thank you for the great resources of this campus and for the academic excellence and flourishing of its students which has been its heritage.
Through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy, have mercy on our Catholic Campus Ministry at UNCA. Grant us peace. Have mercy on our Chancellor, the Deans and on all the administrators and professors of our university.
Through the intercession of Mary, Seat of Wisdom, grant us a fruitful academic semester born of wisdom and knowledge. Have mercy on the pursuits of all here in knowledge and skills, in growth of mind, body, and spirit. Protect the students. Foster the precious gift of many religious vocations.
Through the intercession of our mother, Comfort of the Afflicted, have mercy on the sick, the poor, the tempted, sinners–on all who are in need.
Mary, Immaculate Virgin, our mother, patroness of our land, we praise you and honor you and give our campus and ourselves to your sorrowful and immaculate heart.
O Sorrowful and immaculate heart of Mary, pierced by the sword of sorrow prophesied by Simeon, save us from injustice, disaster and sickness.
Protect us from all harm. O sorrowful and immaculate heart of Mary, you who bore the sufferings of your son in the depths of your heart, be our advocate.
Pray for us, that acting always according to your will and the will of your divine son, we may live and die pleasing to God. Amen.